Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Whirlpool (WHR) Share Price

Media coverage about Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whirlpool earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1306857497477 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 target price on Whirlpool and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Bank of America cut 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. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $209.00 target price on shares of Whirlpool in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, MKM Partners set a $177.00 target price on Whirlpool and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $183.60.

Shares of Whirlpool (NYSE WHR) traded up $0.14 during trading on Friday, reaching $167.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 869,393 shares, compared to its average volume of 753,639. The company has a market capitalization of $12,040.00, a PE ratio of 15.80, a P/E/G ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.87. The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Whirlpool has a 52-week low of $158.80 and a 52-week high of $202.99.

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

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About Whirlpool

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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