$0.12 EPS Expected for Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR)

December 5, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 $0.12 EPS Expected for Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.44, from 1.54 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 30 investors sold Pier 1 Imports, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 67.87 million shares or 5.87% less from 72.11 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Lucus Advsr Limited Liability Co has invested 0.5% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Verition Fund Mngmt holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) for 83,269 shares. 4,661 are held by Loomis Sayles & Limited Partnership. Eagle Boston Inv Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.36% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Hussman Strategic, a Maryland-based fund reported 10,000 shares. The New York-based Amer Int Grp Incorporated has invested 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). 278,500 are held by Axa. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0% or 32,254 shares. Ifrah Financial stated it has 0.04% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Jane Street Group Incorporated Limited Liability holds 16,842 shares. Gamco Investors Incorporated Et Al invested in 0% or 47,500 shares. Natl Bank Of New York Mellon stated it has 1.08 million shares. Cambridge Inv owns 78,985 shares. Citigroup holds 0% or 921,972 shares. Bbva Compass Fincl Bank Incorporated has 28,803 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Analysts expect Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) to report $0.12 EPS on December, 13.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 45.45 % from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. PIR’s profit would be $10.05 million giving it 10.73 P/E if the $0.12 EPS is correct. After having $-0.05 EPS previously, Pier 1 Imports, Inc.’s analysts see -340.00 % EPS growth. The stock increased 4.04% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $5.15. About 1.14 million shares traded. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has declined 2.95% since December 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.65% the S&P500.

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

Among 22 analysts covering Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Pier 1 Imports had 49 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, December 15 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, September 8. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, September 8. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Gordon Haskett on Tuesday, May 9 with “Reduce”. The firm has “Peer Perform” rating given on Thursday, June 23 by Wolfe Research. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $11 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. Deutsche Bank maintained Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) rating on Friday, September 25. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $8 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11. On Thursday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform”.

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 $431.52 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 has a 14.27 P/E ratio. 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.

Another recent and important Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Credit Suisse sees Pier 1 Imports heading into unchartered territory” on November 08, 2017.

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