Pool Co. (NASDAQ:POOL) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 1st, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.37 per share by the specialty retailer on Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th.
Shares of POOL stock traded up $0.39 on Wednesday, reaching $144.84. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,596 shares, compared to its average volume of 224,564. The company has a current ratio of 2.43, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28. Pool has a 1-year low of $97.25 and a 1-year high of $150.26. The stock has a market cap of $5,794.42, a P/E ratio of 32.03 and a beta of 0.87.
Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.04. Pool had a return on equity of 70.46% and a net margin of 6.87%. The business had revenue of $510.18 million for the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.06 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Pool will post 5.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $158.00 price target on shares of Pool in a report on Friday, February 16th. Stephens set a $160.00 target price on shares of Pool and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $161.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Pool from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Pool has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $147.60.
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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