Higher gas and food prices did not have a significant impact on the sales of major retailers in May, although Pier 1 Imports
The news doesn't get better for the store that stocks more wicker furniture than most people would know what to do with; Pier 1 also cut its first-quarter outlook from its previous guidance of $0.14 to $0.17 per share to $0.12 to $0.14. Pier 1 shares are down 4% on the negative news and have dropped nearly 30% since November.
It appears that Pier 1 is being roughed up by a list of competitors, including Williams-Sonoma
Despite improving economic conditions, including better job growth, Pier 1 continues to slide as if it forgot to put down a bath mat. With the company lowering its expectations just about every time it looks in the mirror, investors can't be expected to jump aboard a steamless train.
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