Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) Shares Acquired by Nisa Investment Advisors LLC

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHRGet Rating) by 7.4% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 13,037 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 900 shares during the quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $2,253,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Whirlpool by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,065,502 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,188,671,000 after purchasing an additional 106,185 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its position in shares of Whirlpool by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,074,763 shares of the company’s stock valued at $721,524,000 after purchasing an additional 132,954 shares in the last quarter. Capital International Investors grew its position in shares of Whirlpool by 10.4% in the fourth quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 2,144,170 shares of the company’s stock valued at $503,151,000 after purchasing an additional 202,346 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners grew its position in shares of Whirlpool by 17.0% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,759,577 shares of the company’s stock valued at $412,897,000 after purchasing an additional 255,063 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Whirlpool by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,380,849 shares of the company’s stock valued at $324,008,000 after purchasing an additional 11,866 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.80% of the company’s stock.

Whirlpool Stock Up 0.7 %

Shares of WHR opened at $168.54 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $9.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.56. Whirlpool Co. has a 12-month low of $145.93 and a 12-month high of $245.44. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $166.51 and its 200 day moving average price is $185.16. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHRGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $5.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.90 by $0.41. The firm had revenue of $4.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.30 billion. Whirlpool had a net margin of 7.72% and a return on equity of 30.56%. Whirlpool’s revenue was down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $7.20 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Whirlpool Co. will post 24.29 earnings per share for the current year.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on WHR. The Goldman Sachs Group dropped their price target on Whirlpool from $235.00 to $202.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. StockNews.com began coverage on Whirlpool in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Whirlpool in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $180.00 price objective for the company. Cfra downgraded Whirlpool to a “sell” rating and set a $180.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Friday, April 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on Whirlpool from $227.00 to $191.00 in a report on Friday, July 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Whirlpool currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $198.00.

Whirlpool Profile

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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 refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and refrigerator water filters; laundry appliances and related laundry accessories; cooking and other small domestic appliances; and dishwasher appliances and related accessories, as well as mixers.

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