Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.08
Press coverage about Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Whirlpool Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6219734120316 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Bear of the Day: Whirlpool (WHR) – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Whirlpool Corp. : November 6, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- KB Home’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Continues With More ‘Acts of Kindness’ (finance.yahoo.com)
- Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms recently issued reports on WHR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Whirlpool Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 price objective on shares of Whirlpool Corporation and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Whirlpool Corporation from a “top pick” rating to a “sector perform” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $209.00 to $184.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of Whirlpool Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, MKM Partners set a $177.00 price objective on shares of Whirlpool Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Whirlpool Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $184.67.
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) opened at $162.74 on Friday. 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 Corporation has a 1-year low of $159.71 and a 1-year high of $202.99. The firm has a market cap of $11,697.11, a P/E ratio of 11.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.87.
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $3.83 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.90 by ($0.07). Whirlpool Corporation had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 18.45%. The firm had revenue of $5.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.50 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $3.66 EPS. Whirlpool Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Whirlpool Corporation will post 13.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Whirlpool Corporation declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, July 26th that permits the company to buyback $2.35 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 16.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be issued a dividend of $1.10 per share. This represents a $4.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. Whirlpool Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.47%.
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About Whirlpool Corporation
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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