A deep drill down to these stocks: Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) and United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS)

On Oct 17, ALBER LAURA, PRESIDENT & CEO sold 35,000 shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM), with the average selling price of the stock being $70.57 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $2,469,982. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, PRESIDENT WS BRAND – Ross Ryan exercised an option an extra 2,794 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Sep 06, with a share exercised an option at an average of $0.00 and a total of $0 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the PRESIDENT WS BRAND – Ross Ryan was left with 6,706 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $0.0.

The recent price movement of WSM means that it is now down by -6.41% from its 52-week high and 54.21% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of WSM stands at 2.94% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.67%. The beta score for this stock is 0.85. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 11/21/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 2.1 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.96 by 0.14. The revenue by the firm was 1.83B for the quarter.

The shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) dropped by -1.85%, leading to a loss of -$1.31 per share, and saw WSM end the trading session at $69.40 on Friday 11/29/19. WSM started the trading session at $70.48, before reaching a daily high of $71.41. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $69.40.

The trading volume on Friday stood at 675087, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.15 million shares, out of a total 77.66M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 5.52 billion.

The shares of United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) went down by -0.12% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $119.73, which was lower than the previous closing price of $119.87. Over the past one week, the price of UPS has jumped by 0.18%, while it has recorded a gain of 2.44% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw UPS gain 0.90% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 27.20%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 5.44%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 22.76%. The stock price has gone up by +7.11% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -4.45% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 2,462,575 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 2,839,636 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see UPS stock with a 100-Day average volume of 3,135,651 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves UPS with an average rating of 88% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports UPS stock not long ago. In its report sent out on October 29, 2019, Wells Fargo lowered its ratings on UPS to a Outperform. In an earlier report on August 26, 2019, Daiwa Securities Upgrade the stock from a Neutral to a Outperform. Stifel meanwhile in its report on July 29, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Hold” to “Hold”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 70.60% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 1568 institutions currently hold the UPS stock. In the last quarter, a 490,594,692 UPS shares were in the possession of institutions.