Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) Analysts See $0.12 EPS; Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Ord (AUPH) Shorts Increased By 13.67%

December 7, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

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 $10.05M giving it 10.54 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 1.36% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $5.06. About 852,173 shares traded. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has declined 2.95% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.65% the S&P500.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Ord (NASDAQ:AUPH) had an increase of 13.67% in short interest. AUPH’s SI was 11.40M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 13.67% from 10.03 million shares previously. With 1.86M avg volume, 6 days are for Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Ord (NASDAQ:AUPH)’s short sellers to cover AUPH’s short positions. The SI to Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Ord’s float is 31.35%. The stock decreased 6.00% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $4.7. About 1.73 million shares traded or 45.95% up from the average. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) has risen 200.00% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 183.30% the S&P500.

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 has $15.0 highest and $3.5 lowest target. $8.50’s average target is 67.98% above currents $5.06 stock price. Pier 1 Imports had 49 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, September 25 with “Hold”. The stock of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) earned “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, May 31. Gordon Haskett initiated it with “Reduce” rating and $6 target in Tuesday, May 9 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Thursday, June 29. On Thursday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform”. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 27 to “Sector Weight”. The rating was downgraded by Johnson Rice on Thursday, December 17 to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, June 30 with “Market Perform”. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Thursday, September 8 by Raymond James.

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 $423.98 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 14.02 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.44, from 1.54 in 2017Q1. It dropped, 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. State Street holds 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) or 1.75M shares. Axa holds 0.01% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) or 278,500 shares. Amalgamated Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership owns 361,726 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 143,306 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Verition Fund Management Ltd holds 83,269 shares. Hancock Hldgs Company invested 0.04% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Gamco Investors Inc Et Al owns 47,500 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Menta Cap Limited Company accumulated 0.23% or 371,063 shares. Sg Americas Ltd has 0% invested in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) for 34,372 shares. Us Natl Bank De holds 0% or 708 shares. Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Limited Co has invested 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management Corp has 0% invested in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) for 97,400 shares. Guggenheim Cap Ltd reported 14,384 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Smith Asset Grp Inc L P, a Texas-based fund reported 460,020 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc had 11 analyst reports since June 30, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, April 11 with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Speculative Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 13 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Cantor Fitzgerald. On Thursday, June 30 the stock rating was initiated by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy”. The stock of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, October 24. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, October 23 by Leerink Swann. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Monday, June 5. The stock of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 30 by H.C. Wainwright.

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