PIR stock: buy or sell?

PIR stock price: $3.56 -3.52% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020


Pier 1 Imports closed yesterday at $3.56 and plummed a godawful -3.52%. On January 17th PIR collapsed a hair-raising -8.05%. On Jan 14th PIR skyrocketed an extraordinary 6.14%.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products.

Should I buy PIR stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Pier 1 Imports stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Pier 1 Imports stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for PIR stock in the last month.

Is PIR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-3-21Gordon Haskettn/aUnderperform

PIR stock analysis

Daily outlook

Pier 1 Imports shares plummed -3.52% to $3.56 yesterday.

Shares of Pier 1 Imports plummed a godawful -3.52% and closed at $3.56.

PIR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding for 4 weeks, this week Pier 1 Imports raised a good 2.30%, closing at $3.56. Early January PIR plunged a chilling -78.00% in just one week. After 4 weeks sliding, this week raised a 2.29%.

PIR stock chart (weekly)

PIR stock price history

PIR IPO was on March 18th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, PIR stock surged a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested $1,000 in PIR stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

PIR stock historical price chart

PIR stock reached 52-week highs on February at $31.00, and all-time highs 2013-05-15 with a price of 427.92.

PIR stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not found any price target for Pier 1 Imports stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on April, Pier 1 Imports . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
PIR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2019, Pier 1 Imports annual turnover plummed a chilling -13.65% to $1,552.94 M USD from $1,798.52 marked in 2018. Likewise, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) collapsed to -12.80%, that is $-198.83 million.

PIR annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$1,700 M-$129 M7.6%-
2014$1,770 M4.12%$108 M6.1%-16.93%
2015$1,866 M5.41%$75 M4.0%-30.10%
2016$1,892 M1.42%$40 M2.1%-47.27%
2017$1,828 M-3.37%$30 M1.6%-23.98%
2018$1,799 M-1.64%$12 M0.6%-61.41%
2019$1,553 M-13.65%$-198.83 M-12.8%-1,810.24%

Quarterly financial results

Pier 1 Imports reported $412.51 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -0.18% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-68.80 million with a profit margin of -16.68%. Profit margin declined a -4.47% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -12.21%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Pier 1 Imports sales marked a scary drop down and plunged a -19.47%.
PIR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$410 M-$-2.99 M-0.7%-
2017-Q3$408 M-0.47%$-7.82 M-1.9%161.54%
2017-Q4$469 M15.10%$7.38 M1.6%-194.39%
2018-Q1$512 M9.18%$15.05 M2.9%103.96%
2018-Q2$372 M-27.40%$-28.50 M-7.7%-289.34%
2018-Q3$355 M-4.44%$-51.09 M-14.4%79.24%
2018-Q4$413 M16.29%$-50.44 M-12.2%-1.27%
2019-Q1$413 M-0.18%$-68.80 M-16.7%36.40%

Pier 1 Imports ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Pier 1 Imports shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 35.64% of all shares.

In case of Pier 1 Imports stock, 33.50% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for PIR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$15.2 M
Total shares4.3 M
Float shares3.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)33.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)35.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%

PIR summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Day range$3.48 - $3.88
Previous close$3.69
Session gain-3.52%
Average true range$0.66
50d mov avg$6.40
100d mov avg$7.20
200d mov avg$8.39
Daily patternlb11a
Weekly pattern

Pier 1 Imports performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Pier 1 Imports stock.
PIRPier 1 Imports-48.85%-17.40%-80.65%

Pier 1 Imports competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Pier 1 Imports competitor. This doesn't mean Pier 1 Imports does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.