Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC grew its stake in Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 9.7% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,004,548 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 177,404 shares during the period. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $338,047,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of WHR. NuWave Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Whirlpool in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $101,000. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new stake in shares of Whirlpool in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $128,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Whirlpool in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $129,000. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Whirlpool by 74.6% in the 4th quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 1,170 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BKS Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Whirlpool in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $217,000. 93.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on WHR. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target on Whirlpool to $200.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. KeyCorp reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whirlpool in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 price target on Whirlpool and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Bank of America lowered Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $189.40.
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.01 by $0.09. Whirlpool had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 1.65%. The firm had revenue of $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.88 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $4.33 EPS. Whirlpool’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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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