Bank of The West boosted its position in Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 24.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,272 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 826 shares during the period. Bank of The West’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $720,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. QS Investors LLC lifted its position in Whirlpool by 0.4% in the second 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 period. Raymond James Trust N.A. lifted its position in Whirlpool by 1.6% in the third quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 17,088 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,152,000 after purchasing an additional 275 shares during the period. Adviser Investments LLC lifted its position in Whirlpool by 1.1% in the third quarter. Adviser Investments LLC now owns 26,271 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,845,000 after purchasing an additional 298 shares during the period. Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH lifted 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 valued at $1,006,000 after purchasing an additional 301 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services Inc lifted its position in Whirlpool by 5.3% in the third quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 6,285 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,159,000 after purchasing an additional 317 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.15% of the company’s stock.

Whirlpool Co. (NYSE WHR) opened at $164.95 on Friday. Whirlpool Co. has a 1-year low of $158.80 and a 1-year high of $202.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.58. The stock has a market cap of $11,850.00, a PE ratio of 36.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.81.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.01 by $0.09. Whirlpool had a net margin of 1.65% and a return on equity of 18.36%. The company had revenue of $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.88 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $4.33 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.32 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently commented on WHR. KeyCorp restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whirlpool in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on shares of Whirlpool to $200.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $200.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th. UBS Group upgraded shares of Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $189.40.

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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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