Pool (POOL) Issues FY 2018 Earnings Guidance
Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.58-5.78 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.55. Pool also updated its FY18 guidance to $5.58-5.78 EPS.
POOL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Pool from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. BidaskClub raised Pool from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Friday, September 7th. Robert W. Baird lowered Pool from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and set a $131.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, July 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on Pool in a research note on Friday, October 12th. They set a hold rating and a $145.00 price target on the stock. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Pool has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $156.60.
Shares of Pool stock opened at $141.03 on Friday. Pool has a fifty-two week low of $117.46 and a fifty-two week high of $175.87. The firm has a market cap of $5.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 3.29.
In other news, CEO De La Mesa Manuel J. Perez sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $161.52, for a total transaction of $6,460,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 60,258 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,732,872.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Mark W. Joslin sold 13,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $162.28, for a total value of $2,109,640.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 131,228 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $21,295,679.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 70,766 shares of company stock worth $11,473,167. Corporate insiders own 6.00% of the company’s stock.
Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. 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; 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 landscape products consisting of irrigation system components, and professional lawn care equipment and supplies.
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