Petrus Trust Company Lta Upped Servicemaster Global Hldgs I (SERV) Holding By $624,000; Pool (POOL) Sentiment Is 1.53

December 7, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. The company has market cap of $5.16 billion. The firm 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. It has a 33.39 P/E ratio. It also provides building materials for use in pool installations and remodeling, including concrete, plumbing and electrical components, functional and decorative pool surfaces, decking materials, tiles, hardscapes, and natural stones; and commercial products, such as ASME heaters, safety equipment, and commercial pumps and filters.

Petrus Trust Company Lta increased Servicemaster Global Hldgs I (SERV) stake by 6.56% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Petrus Trust Company Lta acquired 16,000 shares as Servicemaster Global Hldgs I (SERV)’s stock declined 4.48%. The Petrus Trust Company Lta holds 259,958 shares with $10.19 million value, up from 243,958 last quarter. Servicemaster Global Hldgs I now has $6.78 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $50.24. About 93,878 shares traded. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) has risen 0.99% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.71% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. ServiceMaster had 24 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 1. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $52 target in Monday, October 23 report. The stock of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, June 26. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Friday, November 3 by Nomura. The company was maintained on Monday, September 11 by Robert W. Baird.

Petrus Trust Company Lta decreased Ebay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) stake by 18,200 shares to 275,000 valued at $9.60M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON) stake by 10,000 shares and now owns 60,000 shares. Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC) was reduced too.

Villere St Denis J & Co Llc holds 4.96% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation for 726,424 shares. Tiger Eye Capital Llc owns 127,922 shares or 2.54% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kdi Capital Partners Llc has 2.39% invested in the company for 59,553 shares. The Illinois-based Oak Ridge Investments Llc has invested 2.16% in the stock. Rice Hall James & Associates Llc, a California-based fund reported 333,789 shares.

The stock increased 1.77% or $2.23 during the last trading session, reaching $128.46. About 73,099 shares traded. Pool Corporation (POOL) has risen 35.85% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.15% the S&P500.

Analysts await Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.17 earnings per share, up 183.33% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.06 per share. POOL’s profit will be $6.83M for 188.91 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.16 actual earnings per share reported by Pool Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -85.34% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Pool’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Pool, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $120.0 while the high is $130.0. The stock’s average target of $125 is -2.69% below today’s ($128.46) share price. POOL was included in 2 notes of analysts from February 14, 2017. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of POOL in report on Friday, February 17 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Tuesday, February 14.

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