Pool Corporation (POOL) Given New $131.00 Price Target at Robert W. Baird
Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) had its price target lifted by Robert W. Baird from $125.00 to $131.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday. They currently have an outperform rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.
A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on POOL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Pool Corporation from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub downgraded Pool Corporation from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. Johnson Rice raised Pool Corporation from an accumulate rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Sidoti raised Pool Corporation from a neutral rating to a buy rating and increased their price target for the company from $119.00 to $131.00 in a research note on Friday, September 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $127.25.
Shares of Pool Corporation (POOL) traded up 2.61% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $120.79. The stock had a trading volume of 576,556 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.40 and a beta of 0.92. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $108.40 and a 200-day moving average price of $113.92. Pool Corporation has a 52 week low of $90.51 and a 52 week high of $124.26.
Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The specialty retailer reported $1.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $743.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $727.95 million. Pool Corporation had a return on equity of 69.28% and a net margin of 6.19%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Pool Corporation will post $4.06 earnings per share for the current year.
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Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Pool Corporation by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,302,906 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $388,322,000 after purchasing an additional 42,148 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Pool Corporation by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,218,512 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $378,401,000 after buying an additional 45,888 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Pool Corporation by 11.0% during the 2nd quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,125,341 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $132,306,000 after buying an additional 111,250 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its stake in Pool Corporation by 1.4% during the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,099,499 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $131,204,000 after buying an additional 14,962 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC raised its stake in Pool Corporation by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,098,147 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $129,109,000 after buying an additional 22,236 shares during the period. 92.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Pool Corporation Company Profile
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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