Pier 1 Imports US Inc Stock as Institutional Investors Exit

July 22, 2018 - By Sheila Pollock

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Sentiment for Pier 1 Imports US Inc (NYSE:PIR)

Pier 1 Imports US Inc (NYSE:PIR) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.62 in Q1 2018. Its down -0.49, from 1.11 in 2017Q4. The ratio is negative, as 48 institutional investors increased and opened new positions, while 77 cut down and sold stock positions in Pier 1 Imports US Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database reported: 60.44 million shares, down from 63.61 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Pier 1 Imports US Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 23 Reduced: 54 Increased: 31 New Position: 17.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products. The company has market cap of $172.28 million. It offers decorative accents and textiles, such as rugs, wall decorations and mirrors, pillows, bedding, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, candles, fragrances, gifts, and seasonal items; and furniture and furniture cushions that are used in living, dining, office, kitchen and bedroom areas, sunrooms, and patios. It currently has negative earnings. As of February 25, 2017, the Company operated 941 stores in the United States and 77 stores in Canada It also operates e-Commerce Website, pier1.com.

The stock decreased 1.82% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $2.16. About 493,396 shares traded. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has declined 53.70% since July 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 66.27% the S&P500.

Analysts await Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) to report earnings on September, 26. They expect $-0.56 EPS, down 1,020.00 % or $0.51 from last year’s $-0.05 per share. After $-0.36 actual EPS reported by Pier 1 Imports, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 55.56 % negative EPS growth.

Towle & Co holds 2.99% of its portfolio in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. for 8.77 million shares. Lucus Advisors Llc owns 72,281 shares or 0.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Contrarius Investment Management Ltd has 0.32% invested in the company for 2.07 million shares. The New York-based Paradigm Capital Management Inc Ny has invested 0.28% in the stock. Aristotle Capital Boston Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.53 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 6 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $67,552 activity.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Pier 1 Imports’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Pier 1 Imports, 0 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $2.25 while the high is $3.1. The stock’s average target of $2.65 is 22.69% above today’s ($2.16) share price. PIR was included in 5 notes of analysts from April 19, 2018. The stock of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, April 20 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, June 28. Wedbush maintained the shares of PIR in report on Friday, June 29 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Monday, April 23 to “Sell”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Jefferies.

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