The Insider of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR), Towle & Co, Invested in 3,500 Shares; New Mexico Educational Retirement Board Has Increased Walt Disney Co/The (DIS) Position

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board increased Walt Disney Co/The (DIS) stake by 5.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board acquired 7,400 shares as Walt Disney Co/The (DIS)’s stock declined 2.31%. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 142,620 shares with $14.06 million value, up from 135,220 last quarter. Walt Disney Co/The now has $160.19B valuation. The stock increased 1.28% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $106.53. About 8.75 million shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

The insider of Pier 1 Imports Incde, Towle & Co is in the stock market news today. We discovered in a public report filled by Towle & Co and submitted to the SEC on 16/02/2018, the insider bought 3,500 shares from the Pinksheet-listed company having an approx value of $11,350 U.S Dollars. The transaction’s shares average price was $3.2. Towle & Co owns 10.51% of the -company’s market cap or 8.76 million 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 $273.39 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 11.39 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.

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 $3.5 lowest target. $8.48’s average target is 158.54% above currents $3.28 stock price. Pier 1 Imports had 52 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS initiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, November 9 report. Jefferies maintained Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) on Thursday, September 29 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, December 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Gordon Haskett to “Sell”. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 25 by Credit Agricole. The stock of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 15 by Wedbush. Oppenheimer maintained Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) rating on Friday, September 25. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $15.0 target. The stock of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, December 13. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Tuesday, November 15. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 28 investors sold Pier 1 Imports, Inc. shares while 50 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 64.72 million shares or 4.64% less from 67.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 334,100 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Co has invested 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Citigroup owns 791,176 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Menta Limited Company accumulated 82,335 shares. Federated Pa owns 0% invested in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) for 44,847 shares. Aristotle Cap Boston Ltd Llc reported 0.27% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Prescott Management Limited Co reported 501,633 shares. Pnc Group invested 0% of its portfolio in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). Wellington Gp Limited Liability Partnership invested 0% in Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement accumulated 0% or 72,074 shares. Cwm Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 600 shares or 0% of the stock. Bbva Compass National Bank & Trust has 25,089 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 22,775 were reported by Legal And General Gp Public Ltd. 61,127 were accumulated by Panagora Asset Management. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md has 50,926 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $3.28. About 1.04M shares traded. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) has declined 2.95% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.65% the S&P500.

Analysts await Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) to report earnings on April, 11. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, down 41.18% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.34 per share. PIR’s profit will be $16.67M for 4.10 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual earnings per share reported by Pier 1 Imports, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 122.22% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 90 investors sold DIS shares while 649 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 563 raised stakes. 898.84 million shares or 2.35% less from 920.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Benin, a Connecticut-based fund reported 21,653 shares. 15,332 were accumulated by At Commercial Bank. Price T Rowe Md accumulated 6.66 million shares. Univest Of Pennsylvania reported 52,583 shares. Garde Capital Inc accumulated 10,611 shares. Moreover, Scotia has 0.69% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 493,403 shares. Great Lakes Ltd Liability has 65,859 shares. The North Carolina-based Stearns Grp Incorporated has invested 0.09% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Old Bankshares In reported 15,547 shares. South State holds 1.09% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 98,338 shares. Rothschild Asset Management Inc accumulated 379,056 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Northstar Group Inc Incorporated has 0.87% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Modera Wealth Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.07% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Rockland Trust, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 70,510 shares. Hutchin Hill Capital Limited Partnership holds 0.09% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) or 23,700 shares.

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board decreased Johnson Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 2,500 shares to 247,943 valued at $32.24 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Wells Fargo Co (NYSE:WFC) stake by 7,300 shares and now owns 410,766 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Co (NYSE:JPM) was reduced too.

Among 39 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 23 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. The Walt Disney Company has $144.0 highest and $10.55 lowest target. $116’s average target is 8.89% above currents $106.53 stock price. The Walt Disney Company had 152 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by Pivotal Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, May 12. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, August 11 report. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 10 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Friday, August 7. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 26 by Drexel Hamilton. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 29 by UBS. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 14 by RBC Capital Markets.

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