Media coverage about Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pool earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.5227791275793 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Pool (POOL) opened at $128.86 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 2.61. Pool has a 1 year low of $97.25 and a 1 year high of $136.72. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,175.92, a PE ratio of 32.62 and a beta of 0.91.

Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.11). Pool had a return on equity of 69.28% and a net margin of 6.19%. analysts forecast that Pool will post 4.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

POOL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird increased their target price on Pool from $125.00 to $131.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub upgraded Pool from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $127.25.

In other Pool news, Director Robert C. Sledd sold 7,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.02, for a total transaction of $943,344.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 23,814 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,120,110.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 7.00% of the company’s stock.

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Pool Company Profile

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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