Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Pool

(

POOL

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Pool as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • POOL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $28.2 million.
  • POOL has traded 1,298 shares today.
  • POOL is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on POOL:

Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. The company offers approximately 160,000 national brand and its own-branded products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.3%. POOL has a PE ratio of 29. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Pool a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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The average volume for Pool has been 255,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pool has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. The stock has a beta of 0.72 and a short float of 4.8% with 5.90 days to cover. Shares are up 27.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Pool as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 5.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • POOL CORP has improved earnings per share by 15.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, POOL CORP increased its bottom line by earning $2.43 versus $2.03 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.79 versus $2.43).
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Distributors industry average. The net income increased by 13.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $34.84 million to $39.45 million.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Distributors industry and the overall market, POOL CORP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 38.20% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. We feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The other strengths this company shows, however, justify the higher price levels.

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