Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) reached 94.23% versus a 1-year low price of $3.73. The stock was last seen 2.32% higher, reaching at $7.07 on Feb. 21, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $6.92 and $7.14. This company shares are -7.78% up from its target price of $6.52 and the current market capitalization stands at $599.75M. The recent change has given its price a -9.26% deficit over SMA 50 and -26.36% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -8.3% declines, 23.76% gains and 53.49% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found PIR’s volatility during a week at 2.93% and during a month it has been found around 3.89%.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $471 million or 93.8% in PIR stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Alden Global Capital Llc owns $52.74 million in Pier 1 Imports, Inc., which represents roughly 8.79% of the company’s market cap and approximately 11.2% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 6,125,349 shares of the stock are valued at $42.33 million. The third largest holder is Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which currently holds $35.86 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 5.98% of its market capitalization.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of 12/31/2016 reporting period, 87 institutional holders increased their position in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) by some 13,337,126 shares, 94 decreased positions by 18,568,487 and 22 held positions by 36,196,597. That puts total institutional holdings at 68,102,210 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 39 new institutional investments totaling 4,766,423 shares while 30 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 5,092,672 shares.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Principal Accounting Officer RAMIREZ DARLA D has sold 5,000 shares of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) in trading session dated Apr. 30, 2015. These shares are worth $62,900 and were traded at $12.58 each. The SEC filing shows that BABROWSKI CLAIRE H performed a purchase of 2,000 shares. The Director added these shares by way of transaction on Apr. 17, 2015. The company’s shares were assimilated at $13.24 per share worth to an investment of some $26,480 on account of BABROWSKI CLAIRE H.

Exec Vice Pres/Human Resources, Humenesky Gregory, sold 20,000 common shares of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) in the open market. In a transaction dated Apr. 16, 2015, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $13.32, raking in a sum of $266,400. After this sale, 101,454 common shares of PIR are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $717,280.

In the transaction dated Jan. 20, 2015, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Exec VP-Planning & Allocations; Benkel Michael R disposed a total of 10,000 shares at an average price of $16.16, amounting to approximately $161,600. The insider now directly owns 163,390 shares worth $1,155,167.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR), with 2 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 8 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 1 sell and 3 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 3.16 average brokerage recommendation.