Chicago Equity Partners LLC Has $4.43 Million Stake in Pool Co. (POOL)

Chicago Equity Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of Pool Co. (NASDAQ:POOL) by 5.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,810 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,515 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned 0.07% of Pool worth $4,431,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Pool during the third quarter worth about $100,000. HWG Holdings LP purchased a new stake in shares of Pool during the third quarter worth about $179,000. Advisor Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Pool during the third quarter worth about $201,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Pool during the third quarter worth about $206,000. Finally, First Hawaiian Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Pool during the third quarter worth about $267,000. Institutional investors own 94.39% of the company’s stock.

In other news, CEO De La Mesa Manuel J. Perez sold 20,448 shares of Pool stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $162.28, for a total transaction of $3,318,301.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 69,001 shares in the company, valued at $11,197,482.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO De La Mesa Manuel J. Perez sold 10,300 shares of Pool stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $160.98, for a total transaction of $1,658,094.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 69,001 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,107,780.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 6.00% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird lowered their price objective on shares of Pool from $163.00 to $155.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $166.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, October 15th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Pool from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $155.80.

Shares of POOL opened at $155.38 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 3.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53. Pool Co. has a one year low of $127.55 and a one year high of $175.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.94, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.92.

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Pool Profile

Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. The company offers maintenance products, including chemicals, supplies, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights; packaged pool kits comprising walls, liners, braces, and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; and irrigation and landscape products consisting of irrigation system components, and professional lawn care equipment and supplies.

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