Press coverage about Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whirlpool earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 47.6029471368667 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently weighed in on WHR. MKM Partners raised their price objective on Whirlpool to $179.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Credit Suisse Group set a $165.00 price objective on Whirlpool and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Goldman Sachs Group reduced their price objective on Whirlpool to $130.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. ValuEngine lowered Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $174.75.

Whirlpool stock opened at $128.07 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.59. Whirlpool has a 12 month low of $122.20 and a 12 month high of $190.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.59.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 23rd. The company reported $3.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.63 by ($0.43). The business had revenue of $5.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.29 billion. Whirlpool had a positive return on equity of 20.73% and a negative net margin of 2.62%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $3.35 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Whirlpool will post 14.2 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Whirlpool news, Director Diane M. Dietz bought 1,600 shares of Whirlpool stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 26th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $124.26 per share, with a total value of $198,816.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 8,339 shares in the company, valued at $1,036,204.14. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 2.83% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Whirlpool Company Profile

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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