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.
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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