Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) stock moves -21.39% down in last quarter

Jeannie Matthews
February 3, 2018

2 analysts call it Underweight, while 1 think it is Overweight. (NASDAQ:AZRX) to report $-0.23 EPS on February, 12.After having $-0.28 EPS previously, AzurRx BioPharma, Inc.'s analysts see -17.86% EPS growth. (NYSE:PIR) by some 8,578,884 shares, 87 decreased positions by 11,325,643 and 25 held positions by 45,694,203.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc is an importer of home decor and furniture. The firm is having analyst recommendation of 2.00 on scale of 1 to 5. Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 2.8%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets.

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 13th. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.09 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.11 per share. The Company's operations consist of retail stores and an e-commerce Website conducting business under the name Pier 1 Imports, which sells a range of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts and seasonal products. The shares price has directed -54.20% in previous year and swapped -22.88% during past one month.

In the transaction dated January 20, 2015, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Exec VP-Planning & Allocations; Benkel Michael R disposed a total of 10,000 shares at an average price of $16.16, amounting to approximately $161,600.

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For Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) out of the analyst recommendations 0 analysts recommend stock a Buy, 0 rate the stock Outperform, 10 analysts recommend to Hold the stock, 2 rate Underperform and 3 analysts recommend the stock a Sell. Gordon Haskett cut Pier 1 Imports from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $3.50 target price for the company.in a report on Thursday, December 14th. ValuEngine raised Pier 1 Imports from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $4.78. Ig Invest Management Limited stated it has 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. The share price has moved away from its 20 days moving average at the rate of -7.87% and its 50 days moving average returned -6.68%. After going under observation of traders 2.84 million shares traded at hands. The firm has 13.08% of total shares float short, yielding a short ratio of 5.02.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 sales for $211.92 million activity. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 16th. At the same time as, it has debt to equity ratio of 1.78 and similar long term debt to equity ratio was 1.46.

A number of research firms recently commented on PIR. The stock showed decline in half yearly performance of -28.29% and maintained weak performance for the year at -54.33%. The short sellers then promise to replace the stock in the future and makes dividend payments out of their own pockets to cover the dividend income that is no longer exists on the original, now borrowed and sold, shares. For the current quarter Bill Barrett Corp (NYSE:BBG) has high EPS estimates of $0 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.13. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 107,812 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $560,000 after purchasing an additional 491 shares during the period. More interesting news about Pier 1 Imports, Inc. California-based California Public Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,444,271 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $7,496,000 after purchasing an additional 154,313 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its stake in Pier 1 Imports by 149.2% in the 3rd quarter. If, for instance, a stock's volumes suddenly increase by a significant amount, it's usually a sign that the level of conviction behind the trade is high. If you are accessing this piece of content on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA & global copyright & trademark laws. Pier 1 Imports pays out 68.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Without volume, it becomes more hard to buy or sell securities when you want to, and at the price you want.

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