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Williams-Sonoma Gains on Full-Year Forecast: San Francisco Mover

August 21, 2012

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM:US), the owner of the namesake, Pottery Barn and West Elm home-goods chains, rose as much as 10 percent in extended trading after increasing its full-year earnings forecast.

The shares jumped (WSM:US) to $42.05 at 4:58 p.m. in New York, after the San Francisco-based company rose 2.4 percent to $38.23 at the close.

Full-year adjusted earnings per share will be $2.44 to $2.51, up from a previous projection of $2.42 to $2.49, Williams-Sonoma said in a statement today. Analysts projected $2.50, the average of 26 estimates (WSM:US) compiled by Bloomberg.

Williams-Sonoma will open its first four company-owned stores outside North America next year in Sydney, Australia, Chief Executive Officer Laura Alber also said today in the statement.

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    (Williams-Sonoma Inc)
    • $75.04 USD
    • -0.32
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