Hancock Holding Company Has Lifted Pool Corp (POOL) Holding by $11.43 Million

December 10, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.38, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It improved, 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. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 344,891 shares or 0.3% of the stock. Catalyst Advsrs Ltd invested in 0% or 715 shares. Jefferies Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Jpmorgan Chase And has 1.97 million shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 0.02% or 17,000 shares. Great Lakes Advsr Limited Liability reported 3,685 shares. Copeland Capital Mngmt invested 1.61% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Df Dent And, a Maryland-based fund reported 3,188 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & accumulated 450 shares or 0% of the stock. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 0% or 8,350 shares in its portfolio. Aqr Capital Management Limited Liability Com holds 0% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) or 18,237 shares. Camelot Portfolios accumulated 2,640 shares. Mai Capital Mgmt owns 7,290 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Wisconsin-based Campbell Newman Asset Management has invested 0.06% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). State Street stated it has 1.08M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Hancock Holding Company increased its stake in Pool Corp (POOL) by 75.49% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hancock Holding Company bought 97,735 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 227,200 shares of the industrial specialties company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $26.71 million, up from 129,465 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hancock Holding Company who had been investing in Pool Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.90% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $129. About 233,808 shares traded. Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) has risen 35.85% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.15% the S&P500.

Hancock Holding Company, which manages about $2.37B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alamo Group (NYSE:ALG) by 50,000 shares to 136,490 shares, valued at $12.40M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Borg Warner Inc (NYSE:BWA) by 351,134 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 25,497 shares, and cut its stake in Neenah Paper Inc (NYSE:NP).

Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) Ratings Coverage

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 firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Robert W. Baird. Sidoti upgraded the shares of POOL in report on Friday, September 15 to “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of POOL in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by William Blair. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 26. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) on Friday, August 25 to “Sector Weight” rating. Johnson Rice downgraded the shares of POOL in report on Friday, July 15 to “Accumulate” rating. On Monday, October 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral”. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. Johnson Rice upgraded the shares of POOL in report on Monday, July 24 to “Buy” rating.

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