Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) will release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, January 24th. Analysts expect Whirlpool to post earnings of $4.02 per share for the quarter. Whirlpool has set its FY17 guidance at $13.60-13.90 EPS.
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $3.83 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.90 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $5.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.50 billion. Whirlpool had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 18.45%. Whirlpool’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $3.66 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Whirlpool to post $14 EPS for the current fiscal year and $15 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Whirlpool (WHR) opened at $168.95 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $12,140.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.94, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.87. 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 has a fifty-two week low of $158.80 and a fifty-two week high of $202.99.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on WHR shares. Bank of America lowered Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. MKM Partners set a $177.00 price target on Whirlpool and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $209.00 price target on shares of Whirlpool in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $183.60.
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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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