Williams Sonoma Inc


  • Williams-Sonoma Shares Fall on Weak Outlook Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 9:57 AM ET
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    Home goods retailer Williams-Sonoma reported a decline in its holiday same-store sales Tuesday and gave a weak outlook for the current quarter and upcoming fiscal year, sending its shares down 11 percent in morning trade.

  • Retail Numbers (Disappointing) And Citi (They Blew It) Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 9:02 AM ET

    Retail sales a clear disappointment, dropped futures even more, only good news is Fed has even more room to ease here. Citigroup reported a fourth quarter loss of $1.99, $1.03 expected. Losses were driven by write-downs (of $17.4 billion) and losses in subprime, and an increase in credit costs of $5.4 billion in the consumer loan portfolio (more signs that the consumer is slowing down).

  • Stores Try Luring Shoppers With Limited-Time Sales Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Retailers want to rack up sales now. But consumers are playing the waiting game for bigger discounts closer to Christmas

  • Chartology – New Trouble For Old Economy Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 7:25 PM ET

    Weakness in housing may be dragging down other stocks. Oppenheimer Chief Market Technician Carter Worth recommends a closer look.

  • Oprah's Favorite Things, Cramer's Favorite Stocks Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    The best stock picks for the holiday season don't come from Cramer. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • The Consumer's Last Stand Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 12:31 PM ET

    Everyone has heard predictions of a tapped-out consumer. And though they haven't materialized in the past, this time is likely to be different.

  • The turkey’s not even in the oven, but the annual game of chicken has begun.  Consumers are waiting to see if retailers grow desperate and cut prices deeper than planned.

  • Stocks Close Lower On More Credit Worries Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower as investors remained skittish about the housing slump's toll on the economy and potential credit losses at big financial services companies.

  • Williams-Sonoma Profit Falls 7% Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 10:03 AM ET
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    Home-furnishings retailer Williams-Sonoma said Thursday net income for the fiscal third quarter fell 7 percent, hurt by falling same-store sales and higher expenses.

  • Stores Ready, But Holiday Shoppers Will Wait Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:00 PM ET
    Holiday Shopper at Walmart

    U.S. retailers are touting holiday deals and discounts earlier than ever this year, but the efforts may fall flat as consumers expect to start shopping for this crucial season later than ever, according to a survey released Tuesday by NPD Group.

  • U.S. stocks closed little-changed amid investor concerns that more credit troubles may be down the road. "I think there's still a lot of convincing to do to investors that things are going to work out fairly well," said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor's.

  • Former Williams-Sonoma CEO, Named New Qwest Chief Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 2:57 AM ET

    Qwest Communications said late Sunday it has named former Williams-Sonoma CEO Edward A. Mueller to succeed retiring Chairman and CEO Richard C. Notebaert.

  • Sears Sees Lower Quarterly Profit; Shares Plunge Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 2:09 PM ET

    Sears Holdings on Tuesday forecast lower quarterly profit and said it needs to better control its costs and stock more items that its shoppers demand, sending shares down more than 8.7%.

  • Williams-Sonoma Profit Drops 21% But Tops Forecasts Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 9:04 AM ET

    Williams-Sonoma, the upscale home furnishings retailer, Wednesday reported lower quarterly profit, citing challenging sales in its core brands, but still beat Wall Street estimates.

  • Home furnishings retailer Bed Bath & Beyond said its quarterly profit rose 4% on higher sales at established stores.

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    Home furnishings retailer Williams-Sonoma said Thursday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit edged up on increased revenue.

  • High-End Retailers Take Aim At Target Thursday, 21 Dec 2006 | 3:16 PM ET

    Target is one of the few retailers enjoying a good Christmas season. Much of the giant discounter's success can be traced to their so-called "cheap chic" styles. However, some upscale competitors now claim Target's styles are not their own.  Jane Wells investigated why one of the brightest retail lights of the holiday season might become a legal "target."

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