Media headlines about Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) have trended positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pier 1 Imports earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.8921742238617 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Loop Capital set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Pier 1 Imports and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Pier 1 Imports from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pier 1 Imports from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Gordon Haskett downgraded shares of Pier 1 Imports from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $3.50 price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Pier 1 Imports in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.78.

Shares of Pier 1 Imports (PIR) traded down $0.11 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $3.03. 261,385 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,167,060. Pier 1 Imports has a twelve month low of $2.87 and a twelve month high of $7.63. The firm has a market cap of $261.71, a P/E ratio of 10.79, a P/E/G ratio of -5.19 and a beta of 1.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 2.14 and a quick ratio of 0.61.

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, December 13th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.02). Pier 1 Imports had a net margin of 1.28% and a return on equity of 10.17%. The firm had revenue of $469.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $466.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Pier 1 Imports will post 0.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 17th were paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 16th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.24%. Pier 1 Imports’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 100.00%.

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Pier 1 Imports Company Profile

Pier 1 Imports, Inc is an importer of home decor and furniture. 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 Company’s categories of merchandise include decorative accessories and furniture.

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