Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt decreased its position in Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 12.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,396 shares of the company’s stock after selling 500 shares during the period. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $573,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of WHR. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new position in Whirlpool in the third quarter valued at approximately $75,398,000. Harris Associates L P lifted its stake in Whirlpool by 12.5% in the second quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 2,180,839 shares of the company’s stock valued at $417,892,000 after purchasing an additional 241,659 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Whirlpool by 72.9% in the third quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 461,702 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,157,000 after purchasing an additional 194,739 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in Whirlpool by 667.5% in the third quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 165,673 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,555,000 after purchasing an additional 144,086 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Whirlpool by 35.2% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 548,090 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,097,000 after purchasing an additional 142,739 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.60% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 price objective on Whirlpool and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Whirlpool from a “top pick” rating to a “sector perform” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $209.00 to $184.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Bank of America downgraded Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $183.60.

Shares of Whirlpool Co. (WHR) opened at $166.65 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,980.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.87. Whirlpool Co. has a 12-month low of $158.80 and a 12-month 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.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last posted 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). The company had revenue of $5.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.50 billion. Whirlpool had a return on equity of 18.45% and a net margin of 3.76%. The company’s revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $3.66 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Whirlpool Co. will post 13.68 EPS for the current year.

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Whirlpool 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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