Pool Co. (NASDAQ:POOL) VP Romain Kenneth G. St sold 4,996 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $310.02, for a total transaction of $1,548,859.92. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 99,136 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $30,734,142.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

POOL stock opened at $314.94 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $12.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 44.93 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $276.69 and a 200 day simple moving average of $232.17. Pool Co. has a fifty-two week low of $160.35 and a fifty-two week high of $318.71. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15.

Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 23rd. The specialty retailer reported $3.87 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.09 by $0.78. Pool had a net margin of 8.32% and a return on equity of 69.72%. The firm had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.17 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $3.22 earnings per share. Pool’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Pool Co. will post 7.25 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of POOL. Credit Agricole S A bought a new stake in Pool in the first quarter worth about $31,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in Pool by 397.3% in the first quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 184 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $37,000 after acquiring an additional 147 shares in the last quarter. Denali Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Pool in the second quarter worth about $82,000. Centaurus Financial Inc. bought a new stake in Pool in the first quarter worth about $121,000. Finally, Hanseatic Management Services Inc. bought a new stake in Pool in the first quarter worth about $130,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.71% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on POOL. Loop Capital boosted their price target on shares of Pool from $202.00 to $267.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 29th. Berenberg Bank raised 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 downgraded 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. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Pool from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $272.00 price target for the company. in a report on Friday, May 29th. Finally, Cfra upped their price objective 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. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Pool currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average 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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