Pier 1 Imports, Inc. ( PIR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 30, 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 prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of PIR was $20.76, representing a -2.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.24 and a 41.8% increase over the 52 week low of $14.64.
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 $1.66. Zacks Investment Research reports PIR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 27.95%, compared to an industry average of 22.1%.
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:
- PowerShares DWA SmallCap Technical Leaders Portfolio ( DWAS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DWAS with an increase of 11.27% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PIR at 1.84%.