Williams-Sonoma: Soft Near-Term Prospects, Optimistic Long-Term Prospects

Nov. 11, 2022 7:31 AM ETWilliams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)5 Comments
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  • Williams-Sonoma has so far been bucking the retail trend.
  • Momentum, however, is likely to slow in the near term.
  • The company continues to invest in brand building, product development, and new growth avenues, all of which could deliver positive long-term results.
  • The stock has a high short interest however and near-term risks may weigh on the stock.

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Justin Sullivan

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) continues to see strong results but the momentum is likely to slow in the near term. Long term prospects however are positive.

Bucking the retail trend

Despite supply chain bottlenecks, a climate of rising inflation, and weakening

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