Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) had its target price boosted by Buckingham Research from $135.00 to $150.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.
A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on WHR. Longbow Research upgraded Whirlpool from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $178.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, May 10th. ValuEngine upgraded China Southern Airlines from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zymeworks from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 target price for the company in a research report on Saturday, April 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $140.09.
WHR opened at $148.19 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.53. Whirlpool has a 1-year low of $99.40 and a 1-year high of $154.79. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $137.92.
Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Regentatlantic Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Whirlpool during the 1st quarter valued at $236,000. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV acquired a new stake in shares of Whirlpool during the 1st quarter valued at $328,000. Miramar Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Whirlpool during the 4th quarter valued at $308,000. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Whirlpool by 7.2% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 857,618 shares of the company’s stock valued at $91,496,000 after acquiring an additional 57,356 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Securian Asset Management Inc lifted its position in shares of Whirlpool by 2.1% during the 1st quarter. Securian Asset Management Inc now owns 6,556 shares of the company’s stock valued at $871,000 after acquiring an additional 132 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.26% of the company’s stock.
Whirlpool Company Profile
Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products. It operates through four segments: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and Asia. The company's principal products include refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and refrigerator water filters; laundry appliances and related laundry accessories; cooking appliances and other small domestic appliances; and dishwasher appliances and related accessories.
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