SOURCE: StockCall


July 13, 2012 08:20 ET

Equity Research on Williams-Sonoma Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. -- Home Furnishing Stores Announce Earnings and Dividends Amid Cloudy Future

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2012) - offers free research on Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM) and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) from the Home Furnishing Stores industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

Unfortunately for retailers, lower gas prices do not seem to be working their usual magic. Consumer confidence declined in June for the fourth month in a row as the slowdown in hiring seems to be impacting household spending. If this trend persists it could impact home furnishing stores such as Bed Bath and Beyond Inc. and Williams-Sonoma Inc. To help deal with current challenges industry players seem focused on enhancing their online presence, upgrading their information technology and controlling their expenses. is an online platform where investors doing their due diligence on the Home Furnishing Stores industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Williams-Sonoma Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

Despite the challenging environment, Bed Bath and Beyond recently released relatively positive fiscal first quarter earnings of 89 cents per share, up 24 percent year-over-year. While the company successfully grew its top-line by about 5 percent its gross profit margin fell, in part due to increased promotional activity. Register now to have free access to our report on Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., and to do so please click the link below.

On the dividend side of things, Williams-Sonoma lately announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per common share. Investors and shareholders of Williams-Sonoma Inc. can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below.

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