Traders purchased shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $49.25 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $36.30 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $12.95 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Whirlpool had the 26th highest net in-flow for the day. Whirlpool traded down ($3.35) for the day and closed at $168.09
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. KeyCorp reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whirlpool in a report on Monday, January 29th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $200.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Seven equities research 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 an average price target of $189.40.
The company has a market cap of $12,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.18, a P/E/G ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 0.93.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 2nd will be issued a dividend of $1.10 per share. This represents a $4.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 1st. Whirlpool’s payout ratio is 42.35%.
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 0.9% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,731,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $797,936,000 after buying an additional 40,135 shares in the last quarter. Greenhaven Associates Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 4.2% during the 4th quarter. Greenhaven Associates Inc. now owns 2,875,555 shares of the company’s stock worth $484,934,000 after buying an additional 115,880 shares in the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 9.7% during the 4th quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 2,004,548 shares of the company’s stock worth $338,047,000 after buying an additional 177,404 shares in the last quarter. Evercore Trust Company N.A. boosted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. Evercore Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,355,246 shares of the company’s stock worth $249,962,000 after buying an additional 53,819 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lyrical Asset Management LP boosted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 3.6% during the 4th quarter. Lyrical Asset Management LP now owns 1,337,388 shares of the company’s stock worth $225,537,000 after buying an additional 46,285 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.82% of the company’s stock.
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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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