A Director at Pool (NASDAQ: POOL) is Buying Shares

Yesterday, a Director at Pool (POOLResearch Report), David Whalen, bought shares of POOL for $3,032.

Following David Whalen’s last POOL Buy transaction on March 31, 2020, the stock climbed by 135.0%. In addition to David Whalen, 8 other POOL executives reported Buy trades in the last month.

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Based on Pool’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending June 30, the company posted quarterly revenue of $1.28 billion and quarterly net profit of $158 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.12 billion and had a net profit of $131 million. The company has a one-year high of $342.15 and a one-year low of $160.35. POOL’s market cap is $13.26 billion and the company has a P/E ratio of 47.30.

Three different firms, including Berenberg Bank and KeyBanc, currently also have a Buy rating on the stock. Based on 4 analyst ratings, the analyst consensus is Strong Buy with an average price target of $326.00, reflecting a 1.5% upside.

In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $16.09M worth of POOL shares and purchased $3,032 worth of POOL shares. The insider sentiment on Pool has been negative according to 61 insider trades in the past three months. This sentiment is lower than the average sentiment of company insiders in this sector.

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Pool Corp. engages in the wholesale distribution of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. It also offers non-discretionary pool maintenance products such as chemicals and replacement parts; discretionary products like packaged pool kits, whole goods, irrigation, and landscape products, including a complete line of commercial and residential irrigation products and parts, power equipment for the professional landscape market; specialty products such as outdoor lighting, grills, and outdoor kitchen components; and golf irrigation and water management products. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Covington, LA.