Press coverage about Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pier 1 Imports earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.8910777441254 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) to touch -0.49% Earnings growth for next year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Pier 1 Imports (PIR) versus L Brands (LB) Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Pier 1 Imports (PIR) to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Pier 1 Imports (PIR) versus Its Peers Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com)
- Performance Evaluation – Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) – The Investor Guide (wallstreetnews24.com)
Shares of PIR stock remained flat at $$2.98 during midday trading on Wednesday. 727,677 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,776,203. Pier 1 Imports has a 52-week low of $2.87 and a 52-week high of $7.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $255.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of -4.96 and a beta of 1.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 2.14 and a quick ratio of 0.61.
In other Pier 1 Imports news, major shareholder & Co Towle bought 32,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $3.09 per share, for a total transaction of $101,661.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders acquired 41,100 shares of company stock worth $127,641 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 5.45% of the company’s stock.
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Pier 1 Imports Company Profile
Pier 1 Imports, Inc engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products. 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.
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