Williams-Sonoma

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said Friday it expects to beat analysts' expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter, and will post earnings of 78 cents to 79 cents a share, ahead of the 18-broker

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consensus for 75 cents a share.

The company said fourth-quarter revenues should come in around $640 million, beating the $613 million estimate. The retailer, which sells kitchen appliances and other housewares, said it was able to reduce inventory during what was a rough holiday season for retailers. The company is expected to report earnings the week of March 15.