Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) – Equities research analysts at Gabelli decreased their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Whirlpool in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, April 25th. Gabelli analyst A. Lacayo now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $17.15 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $17.25. Gabelli also issued estimates for Whirlpool’s FY2020 earnings at $19.00 EPS.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 23rd. The company reported $2.81 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.96 by ($0.15). The firm had revenue of $4.91 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.95 billion. Whirlpool had a return on equity of 19.07% and a net margin of 1.36%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.50 EPS.

WHR has been the topic of several other research reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $184.00 price target on shares of Whirlpool and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 23rd. UBS raised shares of Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Goldman Sachs decreased their price target on shares of Whirlpool to $130.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday. Bank of America set a $165.00 price target on shares of Whirlpool and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 9th. Finally, Raymond James raised shares of Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $200.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $171.33.

Whirlpool stock opened at $157.75 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,007.14, a PE ratio of 11.48, a PEG ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.84. Whirlpool has a fifty-two week low of $145.59 and a fifty-two week high of $202.99. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Friday, May 18th will be given a $1.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 17th. This is a positive change from Whirlpool’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.10. This represents a $4.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.92%. Whirlpool’s payout ratio is 32.02%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH grew its position in Whirlpool by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH now owns 5,968 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,006,000 after acquiring an additional 301 shares in the last quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Whirlpool by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 31,992 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,395,000 after acquiring an additional 313 shares in the last quarter. Norinchukin Bank The grew its position in Whirlpool by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. Norinchukin Bank The now owns 5,746 shares of the company’s stock worth $969,000 after acquiring an additional 315 shares in the last quarter. Condor Capital Management grew its position in Whirlpool by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Condor Capital Management now owns 10,733 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,810,000 after acquiring an additional 343 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Valeo Financial Advisors LLC grew its position in Whirlpool by 49.9% in the fourth quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $177,000 after acquiring an additional 350 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.41% of the company’s stock.

About Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products. It operates through four segments: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and Asia. The company's principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other small domestic appliances.

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