Pier 1 Imports (PIR) Hit By Raymond James Downgrade; Wvs Financial (WVFC) SI Increased By 200%

April 23, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR)‘s stock was cut to a Sell by research professionals at Raymond James. PIR’s old rating is no longer valid.

Wvs Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WVFC) had an increase of 200% in short interest. WVFC’s SI was 1,500 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 200% from 500 shares previously. With 2,700 avg volume, 1 days are for Wvs Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WVFC)’s short sellers to cover WVFC’s short positions. The SI to Wvs Financial Corp’s float is 0.11%. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $16. About 2,739 shares traded. WVS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WVFC) has risen 29.65% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.10% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.17, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 27 investors sold Pier 1 Imports, Inc. shares while 43 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 63.61 million shares or 1.71% less from 64.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 0% or 39,333 shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% or 129,099 shares in its portfolio. Teacher Retirement Of Texas has 26,321 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Citadel Limited Liability Company reported 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Northern Trust has invested 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). California State Teachers Retirement owns 0% invested in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) for 126,349 shares. Moreover, Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Creative Planning invested in 0% or 10,500 shares. Trexquant Limited Partnership reported 0.03% stake. Bbva Compass Bancorp Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Vanguard Grp reported 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) for 87,622 shares. Landscape Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.04% stake. The California-based Globeflex Capital L P has invested 0.01% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Virtu Lc accumulated 61,834 shares.

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 $220.04 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 9.17 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.

The stock decreased 3.30% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $2.64. About 3.05M shares traded or 80.00% up from the average. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has declined 56.25% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 67.80% the S&P500.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 5 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $44,452 activity. Another trade for 3,500 shares valued at $11,350 was bought by TOWLE & CO.

Among 22 analysts covering Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR), 5 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Pier 1 Imports has $15.0 highest and $2.25 lowest target. $8.25’s average target is 212.50% above currents $2.64 stock price. Pier 1 Imports had 54 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) rating on Tuesday, December 15. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $7 target. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, September 25 with “Market Perform”. The stock of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) earned “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, September 29. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 31 by Deutsche Bank. Raymond James downgraded the shares of PIR in report on Thursday, September 8 to “Mkt Perform” rating. Jefferies maintained Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, December 15 report. The rating was downgraded by Gordon Haskett on Thursday, December 14 to “Sell”. Wolfe Research upgraded the shares of PIR in report on Thursday, June 23 to “Peer Perform” rating.

WVS Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding firm for West View Savings Bank that provides various banking services and products to residents and businesses. The company has market cap of $32.13 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including regular savings accounts, demand accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as individual retirement account certificates. It has a 17.02 P/E ratio. It also provides single-family and multi-family residential real estate loans; commercial real estate loans; construction loans; land acquisition and development loans; commercial loans comprising loans secured by accounts receivable, marketable investment securities, business inventory and equipment, and related collaterals; and consumer loans, such as home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, loans secured by deposit accounts, and personal and education loans.

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