Press coverage about Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pool Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.1153140151222 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Sidoti raised Pool Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $119.00 to $131.00 in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Pool Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $119.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub raised Pool Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Johnson Rice raised Pool Corporation from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $127.00.

Shares of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ POOL) opened at 111.49 on Monday. Pool Corporation has a 12-month low of $88.64 and a 12-month high of $124.25. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $105.23 and a 200-day moving average price of $114.36. The stock has a market cap of $4.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.98 and a beta of 0.92.

Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The specialty retailer reported $2.21 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.24 by ($0.03). Pool Corporation had a return on equity of 63.34% and a net margin of 6.15%. The company had revenue of $988.16 million during the quarter. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.98 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Pool Corporation will post $4.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Pool Corporation

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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