Atlanta Capital Management Co Has Trimmed Its Pool (POOL) Holding; Aerovironment (AVAV)’s Sentiment Is 2.14

December 8, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, supports, and operates unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems (EES) in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.31 billion. The firm offers small UAS products to deliver intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and communications, such as real-time tactical reconnaissance, tracking, combat assessment, and geographic data to the small tactical unit or individual operator. It has a 65.45 P/E ratio. The Company’s small UAS wirelessly transmit critical live video and other information to a hand-held ground control unit enabling the operator to view and capture images; ground control systems allow the operator to control the aircraft; and tactical missile systems designed to be reusable for various flights and to be recovered through an autonomous landing feature that enables a controlled descent to a designated location.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc decreased Pool Corporation (POOL) stake by 1.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc sold 6,057 shares as Pool Corporation (POOL)’s stock rose 2.20%. The Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc holds 357,636 shares with $42.05 million value, down from 363,693 last quarter. Pool Corporation now has $5.14B valuation. The stock increased 1.28% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $127.85. About 287,974 shares traded or 11.64% up from the average. Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) has risen 35.85% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.15% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Pool Corporation had 18 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Monday, February 27. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, July 28 by William Blair. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, February 14 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of POOL in report on Tuesday, September 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Friday, September 15 to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The stock of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 8. Johnson Rice upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, July 24 report.

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 188.01 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.38, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 20 investors sold POOL shares while 77 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 36.89 million shares or 0.43% less from 37.05 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Kdi Ptnrs Ltd Com reported 59,553 shares. Rmb Management Ltd Liability Com reported 40,260 shares. Global X Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Raymond James & Associate owns 72,985 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio owns 76,965 shares. Advisory Service Ntwk Ltd Company invested 0% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). The California-based Wells Fargo & Mn has invested 0.03% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Victory Cap Management reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Geode Cap Management Ltd Co has invested 0.02% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). France-based Capital Fund has invested 0.01% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Tci Wealth reported 0.01% stake. Qs Llc stated it has 0% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Canada Pension Plan Inv Board, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 57,800 shares. Savings Bank Of New York Mellon holds 0.02% or 567,332 shares. Invesco Ltd invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL).

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc increased Transunion stake by 2.54 million shares to 8.36 million valued at $362.04M in 2017Q2. It also upped Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) stake by 2.00 million shares and now owns 9.93 million shares. Berkley W R Corp (NYSE:WRB) was raised too.

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