Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, home furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports (NYS: PIR) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Pier 1's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Fort Worth, Texas (1970)
Home furnishing retail
CEO Alexander Smith (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$217.9 million / $9.5 million
Bed Bath & Beyond
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 54% of the 573 members who have rated Pier 1 believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I honestly don't have a problem with [Pier 1], but label me a skeptic of their business model and valuation. I guess I just question the run up of [Pier 1] from a penny stock in 2009 to the current valuation of ~$16. I have thought of them as a fad retailer on their way out for a number of years but the stock price seems to continue to defy gravity. I don't know anyone who shops their stores anymore, and I just can't see the new generation of women shoppers buying home decorative items from the stores. Their demographic is getting older, and they haven't really made a huge effort to reach the younger generation of customers.
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