Gotham Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 83.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 144,038 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 65,435 shares during the period. Gotham Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $24,291,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in WHR. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Whirlpool by 2.4% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,169,044 shares of the company’s stock valued at $215,612,000 after purchasing an additional 27,552 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC grew its holdings in Whirlpool by 115.6% during the 3rd quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 249,404 shares of the company’s stock worth $46,000,000 after acquiring an additional 133,705 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp grew its holdings in Whirlpool by 62.6% during the 3rd quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 72,066 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,292,000 after acquiring an additional 27,733 shares during the period. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec grew its holdings in Whirlpool by 2.2% during the 3rd quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 32,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,982,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares during the period. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new stake in Whirlpool during the 3rd quarter worth about $18,501,000. Institutional investors own 90.24% of the company’s stock.
Whirlpool Co. (WHR) opened at $158.00 on Tuesday. Whirlpool Co. has a 1 year low of $156.37 and a 1 year high of $202.99. The firm has a market cap of $11,297.38, a PE ratio of 11.60, a P/E/G ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 1.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.58.
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $4.01 by $0.09. Whirlpool had a net margin of 1.65% and a return on equity of 18.36%. The business had revenue of $5.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.88 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $4.33 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.31 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 2nd were given a dividend of $1.10 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 1st. This represents a $4.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.78%. Whirlpool’s dividend payout ratio is currently 96.49%.
A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on Whirlpool to $200.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. KeyCorp reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whirlpool in a report on Monday, January 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $200.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, UBS raised shares of Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Whirlpool has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $189.40.
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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