Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pool earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.0495259939105 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently weighed in on POOL. BidaskClub lowered shares of Pool from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on shares of Pool from $125.00 to $131.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $127.25.

Shares of Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) traded down $0.31 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $131.21. 111,467 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 199,208. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,270.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.22 and a beta of 0.95. Pool has a fifty-two week low of $97.25 and a fifty-two week high of $133.06. The company has a current ratio of 2.61, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64.

Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The specialty retailer reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $743.40 million for the quarter. Pool had a net margin of 6.19% and a return on equity of 69.28%. The business’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.03 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Pool will post 4.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Harlan F. Seymour sold 15,502 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.87, for a total transaction of $1,842,722.74. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,995 shares in the company, valued at $1,901,325.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert C. Sledd sold 7,200 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.02, for a total transaction of $943,344.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 23,814 shares in the company, valued at $3,120,110.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 70,330 shares of company stock worth $8,536,195. Corporate insiders own 7.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Pool

Pool Corporation is a distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. The Company is a distributor of irrigation and landscape products in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 344 sales centers in North America, Europe, South America and Australia, through its four distribution networks, including SCP Distributors (SCP), Superior Pool Products (Superior), Horizon Distributors (Horizon) and National Pool Tile (NPT).

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