Whirlpool Co. (WHR) Shares Bought by Cardinal Capital Management Inc.

Cardinal Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 1,532.3% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 63,660 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 59,760 shares during the period. Cardinal Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.09% of Whirlpool worth $10,736,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. PGGM Investments grew its stake in shares of Whirlpool by 0.6% in the 3rd quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 188,413 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,751,000 after buying an additional 1,094 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Whirlpool by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,169,044 shares of the company’s stock valued at $215,612,000 after buying an additional 27,552 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. grew its stake in shares of Whirlpool by 39.7% in the 3rd quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 9,684 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,786,000 after buying an additional 2,751 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of Whirlpool by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 272,765 shares of the company’s stock valued at $50,309,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Finally, Atlantic Trust Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Whirlpool by 115.6% in the 3rd quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 249,404 shares of the company’s stock valued at $46,000,000 after buying an additional 133,705 shares during the period. 92.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several brokerages have recently commented on WHR. ValuEngine upgraded Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 target price on Whirlpool and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Whirlpool from a “top pick” rating to a “sector perform” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $209.00 to $184.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Bank of America downgraded Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Whirlpool currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $183.60.

Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) traded up $2.43 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $171.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 805,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 850,664. The firm has a market cap of $12,320.00, a P/E ratio of 16.17, a P/E/G ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.55. Whirlpool Co. has a fifty-two week low of $158.80 and a fifty-two week high of $202.99.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $3.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.90 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $5.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.50 billion. Whirlpool had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 18.45%. Whirlpool’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $3.66 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Whirlpool Co. will post 13.68 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Whirlpool

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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