Discussion stirs around Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) this week; here is what analysts are saying.

September 24, 2017 – By Migdalia James

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 46 investors sold Whirlpool Corporation shares while 226 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 65.69 million shares or 3.63% less from 68.16 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Segall Bryant & Hamill Lc invested in 0.09% or 20,680 shares. Taylor Asset Mngmt holds 12.35% or 194,700 shares in its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 5,886 shares. Retirement System Of Alabama accumulated 35,865 shares or 0.04% of the stock. State Of Wisconsin Board holds 0.09% or 139,606 shares in its portfolio. Cypress Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 2,596 shares. Spark Management Limited Liability Corp, New York-based fund reported 9,900 shares. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio has 0.03% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Keybank Association Oh holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 10,919 shares. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 161 shares stake. Conning Inc accumulated 4,386 shares. Prudential Public Limited Liability owns 85,605 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has invested 0.27% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Spears Abacus Limited Com, New York-based fund reported 98,817 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & has invested 0.06% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR).

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $5.39 million activity. $3.55 million worth of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) was sold by Bitzer Marc R on Tuesday, May 9.

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Whirlpool had 18 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by M Partners given on Monday, October 17. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, March 15 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating by M Partners given on Friday, April 1. The stock of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) earned “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 12 by Gabelli. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, June 1. RBC Capital Markets maintained Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) on Thursday, August 13 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) rating on Monday, July 24. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $22600 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Gabelli with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 27. Below is a list of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) latest ratings and price target changes.

07/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $209.0 Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $226.0000 Maintain
23/06/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral New Target: $208 Initiates Coverage On
20/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Top Pick Old Target: $226.00 New Target: $216.00 Target Down
01/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $216.0000 Maintain

The stock increased 1.47% or $2.54 on September 22, reaching $175.23. About 939,925 shares traded or 43.90% up from the average. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has risen 6.81% since September 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.89% the S&P500.

Whirlpool Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. The company has market cap of $12.79 billion. The Company’s divisions include North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa ; Latin America, and Asia. It has a 17.56 P/E ratio. In North America, the Company markets and distributes home appliances and small domestic appliances under a range of brand names.

More notable recent Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) news were published by: Mlive.com which released: “Whirlpool names new CEO as Jeff Fettig relinquishes day-to-day role” on June 21, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Microwaves Are Latest Whirlpool Corporation Appliances to Meet AHAM …” published on September 07, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “Whirlpool Corporation Reports Second-Quarter 2017 Results And Increases Share …” on July 26, 2017. More interesting news about Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Why I’m Considering Taking Another Spin With Whirlpool” published on July 31, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Whirlpool acquires Yummly” with publication date: May 03, 2017.

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