First Dallas Securities Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 7.8% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 5,500 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. First Dallas Securities Inc.’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $928,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. QS Investors LLC boosted its stake in Whirlpool by 0.4% during the second quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 2,355 shares of the company’s stock valued at $451,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its stake in Whirlpool by 1.6% during the third quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 17,088 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,152,000 after buying an additional 275 shares during the period. Adviser Investments LLC boosted its stake in Whirlpool by 1.1% during the third quarter. Adviser Investments LLC now owns 26,271 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,845,000 after buying an additional 298 shares during the period. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH boosted its stake in Whirlpool by 5.3% during the fourth quarter. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH now owns 5,968 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,006,000 after buying an additional 301 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services Inc boosted its stake in Whirlpool by 5.3% during the third quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 6,285 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,159,000 after buying an additional 317 shares during the period. 93.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on Whirlpool to $200.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whirlpool in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 price target on Whirlpool and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Bank of America lowered Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 price target for the company. in a research note 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. Whirlpool presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $189.40.
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $4.01 by $0.09. Whirlpool had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 1.65%. The firm had revenue of $5.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.88 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $4.33 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.32 EPS for the current year.
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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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