PIR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 4 Companies To Watch As Retail Sales Rise

    September 25, 2014
    As we head into the final quarter of the year, a clear narrative has emerged. We're on track for the most robust job growth ...
  2. Bear of the Day: Pier 1 (PIR) - Bear of the Day

    July 11, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Pier 1 (PIR) - Bear of the Day
  3. Fed Makes Everybody Happy - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 19, 2014
    There were no surprises from the Fed, but it was still able to make everybody happy.
  4. Earnings Acceleration Can Forecast Big Moves Ahead - Screen of ...

    January 22, 2013
    In good markets or bad, earnings are one of the most important things that influence stock prices. But instead of just looking ...
  5. Pier 1 Continues To Perform At A High Level

    December 14, 2012
    Pier 1 continues to deliver strong sales, but valuation has expanded.
  6. Opacity Doesn't Help The Cause At Bed Bath & Beyond

    September 20, 2012
    Not only is Bed Bath & Beyond seeing slower comp growth and uncertain margins, but the company is doing a disservice ...
  7. The Market Has More Than Caught Up With Williams-Sonoma

    August 23, 2012
    The Street seems a little too enthusiastic regarding Williams-Sonoma's turnaround. However, so long as the financial momentum ...
  8. Q1 Results Highlight The Risks At Bed Bath & Beyond

    June 26, 2012
    While Bed Bath & Beyond is in a better position than bears believe, the stock isn't exactly cheap. If the company can ...
  9. Can Pier 1 Rekindle The Fire?

    June 20, 2012
    Pier 1's growth is still good, but Wall Street seems worried about where the next chunk of growth will be.
  10. Best Buy's Problems Can't Be Fixed With A Good Quarter

    May 24, 2012
    Investors should approach Best Buy's "outperformance" in Q1 with skepticism. Not only are the fundamentals pretty dodgy, ...
  11. The Window For Sears Holdings Seems To Be Closing Fast

    May 23, 2012
    Although Eddie Lampert's team is working hard to fix what ails Sears Holdings, it is increasingly looking like an uphill ...
  12. Has Pier 1's Recovery Overshot The Mark?

    April 10, 2012
    Not only has Pier 1 found a way to survive, but in many respects it's stronger than it has ever been. That said, the stock ...
  13. TJ Maxx Selling Consistency

    March 5, 2012
    The only thing not to like about TJX is its valuation.
  14. Unmatched Consistency From TJ Maxx

    November 21, 2011
    TJX's stock still has plenty of appeal going forward.
  15. Pier 1 Now A Productivity Story

    September 21, 2011
    Pier 1 continues to improve, but there's still room for improvement.
  16. Today Not A Typical Williams-Sonoma Market

    August 23, 2011
    Williams-Sonoma faces a stretched and stressed consumer and rampant value-priced competition.
  17. Pier 1 Continues To Regain Its Mojo

    June 20, 2011
    Pier 1 continues an improbable comeback from the edge of disaster
  18. Greek Investments Hits The Beach

    November 12, 2010
    Greek Investments is back at it, accumulating a 13.6% position in Newport Beach retailer, Pacific Sun.
  19. Pier 1 Getting Customers Back

    September 21, 2010
    Pier 1 is doing a better job managing its inventory and selling products that customers want.
  20. 4 Companies That Should Have Sold Out

    September 9, 2010
    When company management gets unreasonably stubborn and refuses a merger or buyout, shareholders often pay the price.
  21. Ethan Allen Vs. La-Z-Boy: Which Is The Better Buy

    June 4, 2010
    As the economy slowly recovers, so too do Ethan Allen and La-Z-Boy.
  22. Bed Bath & Beyond Back To Growth Mode

    April 9, 2010
    Bed Bath & Beyond's stock price performance should follow its improving fundamentals.
  23. Playing The Greek Portfolio

    March 22, 2010
    The Konstantinu family is making a splash by buying up distressed American stocks. See how you can benefit.
  24. Will La-Z-Boy Stock Continue Its Run?

    March 17, 2010
    La-Z-Boy stock has been on a breathtaking run in the last year. What happened to cause this, and will it continue?
  25. Papa John's Starting To Sizzle

    July 2, 2009
    In this piece I touch on PZZA and DPZ in more detail.
  26. TJ Maxx Less Of A Steal, But Still A Buy

    May 29, 2009
    Despite a strong stock run, TJX remains a compelling investment opportunity.
  27. Analysts Slow To Abandon Cost Plus Ship

    September 2, 2008
    Analysts seem nonplussed about the continued decline from Cost Plus. Learn what this means to the company's future prospects. ...
  28. Invest In Your ABCs

    May 30, 2008
    Can investing in a portolio of 10 stocks whose symbols use only one letter actually outperform the S&P 500? You bet, ...
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