Where Does Pool Corporation (POOL) Stock Can Go From Here?

On Wednesday, shares of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) marked $287.55 per share versus a previous $281.38 closing price. With having a 2.19% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of Pool Corporation, investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. POOL showed a rise of 35.39% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $160.35 – $285.74 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 31.10% in the period of the last 200 days.

Berenberg equity researchers changed the status of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ: POOL) shares from “Hold” to a “Buy” rating in the report published on May 4th, 2020. Other analysts, including Sidoti, also published their reports on POOL shares. Sidoti repeated the rating from the previous report, marking POOL under “Neutral” rating, in the report published on April 17th, 2020. Additionally, POOL shares got another “Buy” rating from Sidoti. On March 17th, 2020, KeyBanc Capital Markets Upgrade an Overweight rating and increased its price target to $210. On the other hand, Loop Capital Initiated the “Hold” rating for POOL shares, as published in the report on January 7th, 2020. Sidoti seems to be going bullish on the price of POOL shares, based on the price prediction for POOL, indicating that the shares will jump to $215, giving the shares “Neutral” rating based on their report from August 23rd, 2019. Another “Outperform” rating came from Robert W. Baird, providing a prediction for $215 price target according to the report published in February 22nd, 2019.

Pool Corporation (POOL) Analysis

The present dividend yield for POOL owners is set at 0.01, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Pool Corporation, the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 69.09. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 13.40%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Pool Corporation (POOL) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 68.90% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 0.60 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while POOL is currently recording an average of 312.18K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 2.71%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 3.00%with 6.19% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $258.14, indicating growth from the present price of $287.55, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in POOL or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Pool Corporation Shares?

Pool Corporation (POOL) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Consumer Cyclical sector. If you wish to compare POOL shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 45.23 for Pool Corporation, while the value 39.52 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 6.36 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 13.80%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 1.10%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 94.90% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in POOL Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in POOL in the recent period. That is how The Vanguard Group, Inc. now has an increase position in POOL by 1.44% in the first quarter, owning 3.55 million shares of POOL stocks, with the value of $964.24 million after the purchase of an additional 50,452 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment also increased their stake in POOL shares changed 3.63% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 1.82 million shares of company, all valued at $494.87 million after the acquisition of additional 63,731 shares during the last quarter.

SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acquired a new position in Pool Corporation during the first quarter, with the value of $257.37 million. At the present, 94.90% of POOL shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.