Barclays Q1 Preview on Williams-Sonoma (WSM); Still Some Things To Sort Out

May 17, 2012 3:07 PM EDT
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Barclays maintains an 'Equalweight' on Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) price target of $38.00.

Analyst, Alan M. Rifkin, said, "We estimate 1Q EPS of $0.31, $0.01 below the Street though near the high end of management's guidance: We believe that sales were reasonably strong throughout Q1 across the company's five concepts, although we believe challenges in branded kitchen and cookware products at the Williams-Sonoma brand likely continued during the quarter."

Rifkin also sees Q1 same-store sales at +2.5%, citing selling challenges from nationally branded items, but longer-term, believes the multi-channel platform is strong.

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Shares of Williams-Sonoma closed at $36.20 yesterday.

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