EPS for Pier 1 Imports (PIR) Expected At $0.12; Pure Storage Class A (PSTG) Sellers Decreased By 6.25% Their Shorts

November 15, 2017 - By Neil V. Hobbs

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 8.85 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 decreased 1.51% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $4.25. About shares traded. Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR) has declined 2.95% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.65% the S&P500.

Pure Storage Class A (NYSE:PSTG) had a decrease of 6.25% in short interest. PSTG’s SI was 11.91M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 6.25% from 12.71M shares previously. With 1.18M avg volume, 10 days are for Pure Storage Class A (NYSE:PSTG)’s short sellers to cover PSTG’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $16.77. About shares traded. Pure Storage Inc (NYSE:PSTG) has declined 30.05% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.75% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.44, from 1.54 in 2017Q1. It dived, 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. Penn Capital Co owns 634,958 shares. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0% or 221,500 shares in its portfolio. Advisory Service Network Ltd Llc accumulated 448 shares. D E Shaw Co Inc reported 0% stake. Loomis Sayles And L P holds 0% or 4,661 shares. Stifel Fincl reported 0% stake. Ifrah Services reported 17,079 shares. Maverick Cap Limited stated it has 0.03% in Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR). 5.50 million are held by Blackrock. 1.75 million are held by State Street. 7.15 million are held by Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp. Secor Lp reported 445,909 shares stake. Verition Fund Mngmt Lc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR). Hbk Invs L P invested in 1.03 million shares or 0.05% of the stock. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys stated it has 0% in Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR).

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is an importer of home decor and furniture. The company has market cap of $356.11 million. The Company’s activities 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. It has a 11.73 P/E ratio. The Company’s categories of merchandise include decorative accessories and furniture.

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. Loop Capital downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 28 report. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $11 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. On Tuesday, May 24 the stock rating was initiated by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR) rating on Wednesday, April 19. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $7.25 target. Jefferies maintained Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR) on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Johnson Rice on Thursday, December 17 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Accumulate” rating on Thursday, December 15 by Johnson Rice. The stock of Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 15 by Wedbush. The stock of Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by Telsey Advisory Group. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley.

Pure Storage, Inc. provides a data platform. The company has market cap of $3.55 billion. The Firm is focused on delivering software-defined all-flash solutions that are fast and cloud-capable for customers, enabling clients to put data to work for their businesses. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s data platform replaces storage systems designed for mechanical disk with all-flash systems optimized end-to-end for solid-state memory.

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