Delta Financial Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of Pool Co. (NASDAQ:POOL) by 11.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,873 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 239 shares during the period. Delta Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Pool were worth $398,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in POOL. Sei Investments Co. increased its holdings in Pool by 40.4% in the 4th quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 51,560 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $10,946,000 after purchasing an additional 14,831 shares in the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp boosted its position in Pool by 3.2% in the 4th quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 7,741 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,644,000 after buying an additional 243 shares during the last quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Pool in the 4th quarter valued at about $467,000. Oakbrook Investments LLC boosted its position in Pool by 3.7% in the 4th quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 1,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $297,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hancock Whitney Corp boosted its position in Pool by 11.9% in the 4th quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp now owns 70,609 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $14,996,000 after buying an additional 7,525 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.31% of the company’s stock.

Shares of POOL stock opened at $226.99 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 2.68. Pool Co. has a one year low of $148.36 and a one year high of $233.93. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $219.22 and its 200-day simple moving average is $206.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.58, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.86.

Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 13th. The specialty retailer reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.08. Pool had a net margin of 8.24% and a return on equity of 82.52%. The business had revenue of $582.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $581.90 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.37 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts forecast that Pool Co. will post 5.84 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Vice Chairman De La Mesa Manuel J. Perez sold 15,274 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $211.53, for a total transaction of $3,230,909.22. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 63,038 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,334,428.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 6.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on shares of Pool from $192.00 to $230.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 18th. BidaskClub raised shares of Pool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 2nd. Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of Pool in a research report on Monday, January 6th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $227.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Pool from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $228.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, October 21st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Pool currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $219.20.

Pool 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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