Pool (POOL) At $137.01 Forms Top; Ellington Financial (EFC) Sentiment Is 1.44

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Pool Corporation (POOL) formed multiple top with $141.12 target or 3.00% above today’s $137.01 share price. Pool Corporation (POOL) has $5.56B valuation. The stock decreased 1.20% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $137.01. About 267,692 shares traded or 6.53% up from the average. Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) has risen 20.77% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.22% the S&P500.

Ellington Financial LLC (EFC) investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.80, from 0.64 in 2017Q3. The ratio is more positive, as 23 funds opened new or increased positions, while 16 sold and reduced equity positions in Ellington Financial LLC. The funds in our database now own: 13.48 million shares, down from 13.85 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Ellington Financial LLC in top ten positions decreased from 3 to 2 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 5 Reduced: 11 Increased: 14 New Position: 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.54, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 27 investors sold Pool Corporation shares while 117 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 36.10 million shares or 0.29% less from 36.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Prudential Fin reported 50,339 shares stake. Fmr Ltd Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.12M shares. Legal & General Grp Incorporated Public Limited invested 0% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Aqr Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Kj Harrison Prns Inc, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 10,000 shares. Moreover, Ngam Advsrs Lp has 0.02% invested in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). 112,692 are held by Rothschild Asset Mngmt Inc. Cornerstone Advsr has 0% invested in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) for 6 shares. Ltd has invested 0.38% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Df Dent & stated it has 0.01% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Sg Americas Securities Limited Co stated it has 0.01% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Thrivent Fin For Lutherans stated it has 8,791 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Price T Rowe Associate Md has 0.04% invested in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System has 5,867 shares. Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) for 28 shares.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $27.96 million activity. 1,300 shares were sold by PEREZ DE LA MESA MANUEL J, worth $192,734. Shares for $5.84M were sold by St Romain Kenneth G on Tuesday, February 20. On Tuesday, February 20 the insider COOK ARTHUR D sold $7.10M. On Monday, December 18 SLEDD ROBERT C sold $943,366 worth of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) or 7,200 shares. Joslin Mark W sold $5.67 million worth of stock or 40,000 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Pool Corporation had 20 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush given on Monday, February 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Johnson Rice given on Monday, July 24. Robert W. Baird maintained Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) on Friday, September 15 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Robert W. Baird. Sidoti downgraded Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) on Monday, October 12 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Friday, February 17 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, August 25. The stock of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) earned “Hold” rating by Stephens on Thursday, February 15. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush given on Tuesday, February 14.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Ellington Financial’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Ellington Financial, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17.5 while the high is $20.0. The stock’s average target of $18.75 is 25.75% above today’s ($14.91) share price. EFC was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 11, 2016. Maxim Group maintained the shares of EFC in report on Tuesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 24 by FBR Capital.

Tahithromos L.L.C. holds 2.58% of its portfolio in Ellington Financial LLC for 137,754 shares. Ellington Management Group Llc owns 1.02 million shares or 2.43% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bbr Partners Llc has 2.18% invested in the company for 1.21 million shares. The Illinois-based West Family Investments Inc. has invested 1.82% in the stock. American Financial Group Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 1.05 million shares.

The stock increased 0.07% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $14.91. About 30,386 shares traded. Ellington Financial LLC (EFC) has declined 5.64% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.19% the S&P500.

Ellington Financial LLC, through its subsidiary Ellington Financial Operating Partnership LLC, operates as a specialty finance firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $456.95 million. It primarily acquires and manages mortgage-related assets, including residential mortgage-backed securities backed by prime jumbo, Alt-A, manufactured housing, and subprime residential mortgage loans; RMBS for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by the U.S. government agency or the U.S. government-sponsored entity; residential mortgage loans; commercial mortgage-backed securities; commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt; mortgage servicing rights; and real property and mortgage-related derivatives. It has a 14.34 P/E ratio. The firm also invests in corporate debt and equity securities, including distressed debt, collateralized loan obligations, and non-mortgage-related derivatives; and other financial assets, including private debt and equity investments in mortgage-related entities.

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