Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 22, 2013

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Pier 1 Imports, Inc. ( PIR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 22, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PIR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $21.96, the dividend yield is .91%.

The previous trading day's last sale of PIR was $21.96, representing a -9.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.19 and a 48.58% increase over the 52 week low of $14.78.

PIR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ( BBBY ) and Mohawk Industries, Inc. ( MHK ). PIR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.2. Zacks Investment Research reports PIR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 9.63%, compared to an industry average of 22.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the PIR Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to PIR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PIR as a top-10 holding:

  • SPDR Homebuilders ETF ( XHB )
  • PowerShares DWA SmallCap Technical Leaders Portfolio ( DWAS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is DWAS with an increase of 16.63% over the last 100 days. XHB has the highest percent weighting of PIR at 3.46%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: BBBY , DWAS , MHK , PIR , XHB

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