Stock Market Today With Jim Cramer: Williams-Sonoma, Snowflake
Stocks fell Thursday in a cautious session after explosions in Afghanistan killed a number of people and with investors hoping that a Federal Reserve symposium sheds some light on the central bank’s plans for tapering stimulus.
Jim Cramer and TheStreet Senior Portfolio Analyst Jeff Marks talked about Williams-Sonoma and Snowflake.
Williams-Sonoma: Buy Or Sell?
Shares of Williams-Sonoma (WSM) – Get Report surged to an all-time high after the home-furnishings retailer beat Wall Street’s earnings forecasts and lifted its full-year sales outlook.
The San Francisco company also raised the dividend and approved a $1.25 billion share buyback plan.
Cramer said this was a quarter that showed off WSM’s digital-first but not digital-all strategy:
“They were the first ones to go all digital. They were a catalog company. … The story here is the home, when people want to redecorate their homes. … They’re going to West Elm, Pottery Barn. … Williams-Sonoma has had a great quarter with a 98% increase in wedding registry because people are back getting married again. Very, very good.”
Cramer added that Williams-Sonoma and Etsy (ETSY) – Get Report are the two companies “people thought were going away” with the reopening that “turned out not to be the losers. They turned out to be winners.”
Snowflake: Buy Or Sell?
Shares of Snowflake (SNOW) – Get Report rose after the data-analytics software company reported mixed second-quarter results.
Snowflake reported a more than doubling of second-quarter revenue and boosted its forecast for product sales.
Cramer said Snowflake is a great way to do targeted digital advertising for streaming companies like Peacock, owned by Comcast (CMCSA) – Get Report, or Disney+ (DIS) – Get Report. “It’s one of the verticals. Media is a big vertical, [health care and finance also are big verticals]. But it augments, it doesn’t replace, and it allows you to be able to target, and it’s remarkable how much you can do with the data,” he added.
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