Whirlpool Co. (WHR) Shares Bought by Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc.

Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its stake in Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 5.9% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 10,257 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 573 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc.’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $1,730,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of WHR. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. bought a new position in Whirlpool in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $75,398,000. Harris Associates L P raised its position in Whirlpool by 12.5% in the 2nd quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 2,180,839 shares of the company’s stock worth $417,892,000 after purchasing an additional 241,659 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in 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. Stifel Financial Corp raised its position in Whirlpool by 667.5% in the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 165,673 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,555,000 after purchasing an additional 144,086 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its position in Whirlpool by 35.2% in the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 548,090 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,097,000 after purchasing an additional 142,739 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.39% of the company’s stock.

WHR has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 target price on shares of Whirlpool and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Whirlpool from a “top pick” rating to a “sector perform” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $209.00 to $184.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Bank of America cut shares of 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. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $183.60.

Shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE WHR) opened at $171.38 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $12,320.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.87. Whirlpool Co. has a 1 year low of $158.80 and a 1 year high of $202.99. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $3.83 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.90 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $5.42 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.50 billion. Whirlpool had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 18.45%. The business’s revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $3.66 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Whirlpool Co. will post 13.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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