Williams-Sonoma: Exec Insider and Institutions Investing in Stock

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently increased stock shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM).

SEC data indicate these insiders have bought Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s stock since 06/30/2011:

Dillon Adrian T: act as Director. On 10/06/2011, bought 3,600 shares, worth $111,200.

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly increased their stock shares of Williams-Sonoma Inc. in Q3 2011:

LONE PINE CAPITAL LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 5,824,323 shares, worth $178,515,500.

SIRIOS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L P: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 504,495 shares, worth $15,462,772.

HS MANAGEMENT PARTNERS, LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 481,338 shares, worth $14,753,010.

DG CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 331,370 shares, worth $10,156,491.

KAYNE ANDERSON RUDNICK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 269,437 shares, worth $8,258,244.

About the company: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. retails cooking and serving equipment, home furnishings, and home accessories through retail stores and mail order catalogs. The Company offers its merchandise under the Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and Chambers concepts.

Competitors to Watch: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY), Pier one Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR), Kirkland’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK), Cost Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPWM), Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT), Italtile Limited (NYSE:ITE), Target (NYSE:TGT), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), Home Depot (NYSE:HD), Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) and Costco (NASDAQ:COST).

(Note: Data regarding Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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