Pool Co. (NASDAQ:POOL) CFO Mark W. Joslin sold 265 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $311.00, for a total transaction of $82,415.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 120,240 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $37,394,640. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of POOL opened at $314.94 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $12.54 billion, a PE ratio of 45.76 and a beta of 0.83. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $276.69 and its 200 day moving average price is $232.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 2.06. Pool Co. has a twelve month low of $160.35 and a twelve month high of $318.71.

Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 23rd. The specialty retailer reported $3.87 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.09 by $0.78. The firm had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.17 billion. Pool had a net margin of 8.32% and a return on equity of 69.72%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $3.22 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Pool Co. will post 7.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in POOL. Credit Agricole S A bought a new position in shares of Pool in the first quarter valued at approximately $31,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Pool by 397.3% in the first quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 184 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $37,000 after purchasing an additional 147 shares during the period. Denali Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Pool in the second quarter valued at approximately $82,000. Centaurus Financial Inc. bought a new position in shares of Pool in the first quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Finally, Hanseatic Management Services Inc. bought a new position in shares of Pool in the first quarter valued at approximately $130,000. 91.71% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several research firms recently commented on POOL. Cfra raised their price target on shares of Pool from $240.00 to $275.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 27th. Robert W. Baird raised their price target on shares of Pool from $258.00 to $271.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, June 19th. Berenberg Bank upgraded shares of Pool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $247.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, May 4th. Sidoti cut shares of Pool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $207.00 price target for the company. in a report on Friday, April 17th. Finally, Stephens raised their price target on shares of Pool from $195.00 to $205.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, April 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $255.50.

Pool Company Profile

Pool Corp. engages in the wholesale distribution of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. It also provides irrigation and landscape products. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Covington, LA.

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