Shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $189.40.
WHR has been the subject of several research reports. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on Whirlpool to $200.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. UBS Group upgraded Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Bank of America lowered Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Raymond James Financial upgraded Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $200.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th.
Shares of Whirlpool (NYSE WHR) traded down $4.04 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $172.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,288,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,079,542. Whirlpool has a 12-month low of $158.80 and a 12-month high of $202.99. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The firm has a market cap of $12,207.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.87, a PEG ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 1.81.
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.01 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.88 billion. Whirlpool had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 1.65%. The business’s revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $4.33 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Whirlpool will post 15.32 EPS for the current year.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WHR. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Whirlpool in the 4th quarter worth approximately $111,112,000. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Whirlpool in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $75,398,000. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 62.0% in the 4th quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 653,097 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,138,000 after purchasing an additional 249,908 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 72.9% in the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 461,702 shares of the company’s stock worth $85,157,000 after purchasing an additional 194,739 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 9.7% in the 4th quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 2,004,548 shares of the company’s stock worth $338,047,000 after purchasing an additional 177,404 shares during the last quarter. 90.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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Whirlpool Company Profile
Whirlpool Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. The Company’s segments include North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Latin America, and Asia. In North America, the Company markets and distributes home appliances and small domestic appliances under a range of brand names.
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