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Credit Suisse lifts Whirlpool Corporation [WHR] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

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Whirlpool Corporation [NYSE: WHR] loss -9.02% on the last trading session, reaching $122.48 price per share at the time. Whirlpool Corporation represents 62.80 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $7.69 billion with the latest information. WHR stock price has been found in the range of $122.18 to $135.99.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.12M shares, WHR reached a trading volume of 1058203 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.


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Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Whirlpool Corporation [WHR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WHR shares is $111.86 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WHR stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Whirlpool Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 28, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Longbow dropped their target price from $178 to $112. The new note on the price target was released on April 02, 2020, representing the official price target for Whirlpool Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $153, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Hold rating on WHR stock. On October 23, 2019, analysts increased their price target for WHR shares from 150 to 157.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Whirlpool Corporation is set at 5.73, with the Price to Sales ratio for WHR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.51, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 45.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for WHR in the course of the last twelve months was 16.19 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

Trading performance analysis for WHR stock

Whirlpool Corporation [WHR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -9.20. With this latest performance, WHR shares gained by 15.82% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -15.22% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -5.91% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WHR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.82, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.36, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.88 for Whirlpool Corporation [WHR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 111.50, while it was recorded at 134.37 for the last single week of trading, and 134.54 for the last 200 days.

Whirlpool Corporation [WHR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Whirlpool Corporation [WHR] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.46 and a Gross Margin at +16.03. Whirlpool Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.80.

Return on Total Capital for WHR is now 11.66, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 16.39. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 43.16, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.36. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Whirlpool Corporation [WHR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 180.63. Additionally, WHR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 64.37, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.57. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 153.93, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 54.85.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Whirlpool Corporation [WHR] managed to generate an average of $15,377 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.27 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.10.Whirlpool Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Whirlpool Corporation [WHR]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Whirlpool Corporation posted 4.01/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 3.71/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 8.10%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WHR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Whirlpool Corporation go to 0.20%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Whirlpool Corporation [WHR]

There are presently around $8,305 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WHR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 8,472,691, which is approximately 2.433% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT CO/CA/, holding 7,259,340 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $977.33 million in WHR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $620.92 million in WHR stock with ownership of nearly 0.358% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Whirlpool Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 234 institutional holders increased their position in Whirlpool Corporation [NYSE:WHR] by around 5,475,731 shares. Additionally, 312 investors decreased positions by around 6,685,096 shares, while 83 investors held positions by with 49,529,448 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 61,690,275 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WHR stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,333,616 shares, while 112 institutional investors sold positions of 1,532,687 shares during the same period.

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