Private Trust Co. NA trimmed its position in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 10.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,708 shares of the company’s stock after selling 565 shares during the quarter. Private Trust Co. NA’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $793,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of WHR. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in Whirlpool in the 3rd quarter valued at $75,398,000. Harris Associates L P grew its stake in Whirlpool by 12.5% in the 2nd quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 2,180,839 shares of the company’s stock valued at $417,892,000 after acquiring an additional 241,659 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in Whirlpool by 136.1% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 405,351 shares of the company’s stock valued at $77,673,000 after acquiring an additional 233,661 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in Whirlpool by 72.9% in the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 461,702 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,157,000 after acquiring an additional 194,739 shares during the period. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp grew its stake in Whirlpool by 667.5% in the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 165,673 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,555,000 after acquiring an additional 144,086 shares during the period. 92.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE WHR) opened at $168.95 on Wednesday. Whirlpool Co. has a one year low of $158.80 and a one 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. The stock has a market cap of $12,140.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.87.

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

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 price target on shares of Whirlpool and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Whirlpool from a “top pick” rating to a “sector perform” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $209.00 to $184.00 in a research note 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 on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Whirlpool presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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