Brokerages Set Pool Co. (NASDAQ:POOL) Target Price at $314.88


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Shares of Pool Co. (NASDAQ:POOL) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $314.88.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Stephens assumed coverage on Pool in a research report on Wednesday, November 11th. They issued an “equal weight” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group upped their target price on Pool from $350.00 to $400.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 15th.

Shares of POOL opened at $314.43 on Friday. Pool has a 12 month low of $160.35 and a 12 month high of $401.29. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $358.46 and a 200-day moving average price of $342.82. The company has a current ratio of 2.21, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The firm has a market cap of $12.63 billion, a PE ratio of 39.40 and a beta of 0.72.

Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 10th. The specialty retailer reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.68. Pool had a return on equity of 70.48% and a net margin of 8.85%. As a group, research analysts forecast that Pool will post 8.43 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in POOL. Smithfield Trust Co. lifted its holdings in Pool by 166.7% in the third quarter. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 80 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $27,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the period. Baillie Gifford & Co. acquired a new position in shares of Pool during the 4th quarter worth approximately $34,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Pool during the 4th quarter worth approximately $43,000. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in shares of Pool by 69.7% during the 4th quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 129 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $49,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the period. Finally, Rational Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Pool during the 4th quarter worth approximately $50,000. 90.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Pool

Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in the United States and internationally. The company offers maintenance products, including chemicals, supplies, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights; fiberglass pools, and spas and packaged pool kits comprising walls, liners, braces, and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; and irrigation and related products consisting of irrigation system components, and professional lawn care equipment and supplies.

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