SOURCE: Brighton Markets

June 12, 2012 09:00 ET

Calender of Events - Report Highlights Pier 1 Imports, Inc. and The TJX Companies, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) and The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at

With markets in correction mode, investors are looking to quantify an accurate model, weighing positives and negatives of the months ahead. Upcoming negative pressures include China's slowdown, the European recession, the end of the Fed's Operation Twist stimulus program, continued geopolitical risks, election uncertainty, and potential 2013 budget bombshell of tax hikes and spending cuts. Meanwhile, positive offsets are driven by central banks (particularly China) cutting rather than hiking rates, deceleration in fuel and food prices, increase in consumer sentiment and resulting retail sales, signs of improvement in housing sales and new strength in auto production schedules.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Pier 1 Imports, Inc. for its current position within the services industry. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (Pier 1 Imports) is a specialty retailer of decorative home furnishings and gifts. The Company imports merchandise, and sells a range of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts and seasonal products in its stores. As of February 25, 2012, the Company operated 1,052 stores in the United States and Canada. The full research report on Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on The TJX Companies, Inc. for its changing role within the services industry. The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) is the off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and worldwide. As of January 28, 2012, the Company operated in four business segments. It has two segments in the United States, Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods; one in Canada, TJX Canada (Winners, Marshalls and HomeSense) and one in Europe, TJX Europe (T. The full research report on The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is available here:

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