600 Shares in Whirlpool Co. (WHR) Purchased by NuWave Investment Management LLC

NuWave Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $101,000.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Greenhaven Associates Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 4.2% during the fourth quarter. Greenhaven Associates Inc. now owns 2,875,555 shares of the company’s stock worth $484,934,000 after purchasing an additional 115,880 shares during the period. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 7.1% during the third quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,837,517 shares of the company’s stock worth $338,912,000 after purchasing an additional 122,189 shares during the period. Evercore Trust Company N.A. lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 4.1% during the third quarter. Evercore Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,355,246 shares of the company’s stock worth $249,962,000 after purchasing an additional 53,819 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 2.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,169,044 shares of the company’s stock worth $215,612,000 after purchasing an additional 27,552 shares during the period. Finally, Capital International Investors lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 3.8% during the third quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 909,581 shares of the company’s stock worth $167,763,000 after purchasing an additional 33,449 shares during the period. 93.72% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Whirlpool Co. (WHR) opened at $171.21 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,300.00, a P/E ratio of 37.96, a P/E/G ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 1.81. Whirlpool Co. has a 12-month low of $158.80 and a 12-month high of $202.99.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.01 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.88 billion. Whirlpool had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 1.65%. Whirlpool’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $4.33 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.32 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on WHR shares. Raymond James Financial raised Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $200.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, January 26th. Bank of America downgraded Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 target price for the company. in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine raised Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Whirlpool from a “top pick” rating to a “sector perform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $209.00 to $184.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Whirlpool presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $189.40.

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Whirlpool 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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