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June 27, 2011 08:28 ET

Research on Pier 1 Imports Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. - Improving Climate for Furnishing Stores

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Home Furnishing Stores industry and has completed analytical research on Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

The retail climate has been improving as the economic recovery takes hold and consumer trends show movement in the right direction. After harsh times during the downturn that nearly bankrupted some companies, the Furnishing Stores sector is seeing increases in key fundamentals like same-store sales and traffic. Because of these factors Pier 1 Imports Inc. reported that it nearly doubled its first quarter profits. Investors looking for free research on Pier 1 Imports Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/PIR270611.pdf.

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While commodity inflation has caused the cost for some of the sector's inputs to go up and pressure margins, some companies have actually managed to improve their merchandise margins through the successful control of expenses. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Home Furnishing Stores industry.

Still, companies like Bed Bath and Beyond Inc. could see their gross margins suffer because of cotton inflation. It is also possible that the flagging economy will have a negative effect on consumerism during the second half of the year. Bed Bath and Beyond Inc. is thought to be a potential takeover target. Investors looking for free research on Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/BBBY270611.pdf.

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