Headlines about Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pool Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 48.2287119331247 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on shares of Pool Corporation from $125.00 to $131.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pool Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $119.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Sidoti raised shares of Pool Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $119.00 to $131.00 in a report on Friday, September 15th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Pool Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Johnson Rice raised shares of Pool Corporation from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $127.25.

Pool Corporation (POOL) opened at 120.79 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.40 and a beta of 0.92. The company’s 50-day moving average is $108.40 and its 200 day moving average is $113.92. Pool Corporation has a one year low of $90.51 and a one year high of $124.26.

Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The specialty retailer reported $1.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $743.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $727.95 million. Pool Corporation had a net margin of 6.19% and a return on equity of 69.28%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.03 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Pool Corporation will post $4.06 EPS for the current year.

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Pool Corporation 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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