Home furnishing companies Pier 1 Imports (PIR +2.9%) and Restoration Hardware (RH +3.6%) trade...

|About: Pier 1 Imports Inc. (PIR)|By:, SA News Editor

Home furnishing companies Pier 1 Imports (PIR +2.9%) and Restoration Hardware (RH +3.6%) trade higher after a report on housing starts shows a strong jump in housing activity. The retailers are also drawing some interest with sector peer Williams-Sonoma reporting brisk holiday sales.