Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. grew its holdings in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 30.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 72,715 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,149 shares during the period. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. owned approximately 0.10% of Whirlpool worth $12,263,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of WHR. QS Investors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 2,355 shares of the company’s stock valued at $451,000 after purchasing an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 65.0% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 17,495 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,353,000 after purchasing an additional 6,889 shares during the last quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 141.7% during the 2nd quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. now owns 6,506 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,245,000 after purchasing an additional 3,814 shares during the last quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Whirlpool during the 2nd quarter valued at $153,000. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 31.0% during the 2nd quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 43,710 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,376,000 after purchasing an additional 10,351 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.72% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on WHR shares. Bank of America lowered Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $200.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine upgraded Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered Whirlpool from a “top pick” rating to a “sector perform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $209.00 to $184.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Whirlpool has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $189.40.
Whirlpool Co. (WHR) opened at $171.05 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,290.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.93, a P/E/G ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.58. Whirlpool Co. has a 52 week low of $158.80 and a 52 week high of $202.99.
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.01 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.88 billion. Whirlpool had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 1.65%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $4.33 EPS. analysts forecast that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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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