BT Investment Management Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 177.2% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 29,884 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,105 shares during the period. BT Investment Management Ltd’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $5,040,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in WHR. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new position in shares of Whirlpool during the fourth quarter worth approximately $128,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Whirlpool during the third quarter worth approximately $129,000. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Whirlpool during the second quarter worth approximately $153,000. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Whirlpool by 74.6% during the fourth quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 1,170 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the period. Finally, BKS Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Whirlpool during the third quarter worth approximately $217,000. 94.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) opened at $164.95 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The stock has a market cap of $11,850.00, a P/E ratio of 36.57, a P/E/G ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.81. Whirlpool Co. has a 52-week low of $158.80 and a 52-week high of $202.99.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $4.01 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $5.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.88 billion. Whirlpool had a net margin of 1.65% and a return on equity of 18.36%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $4.33 EPS. analysts forecast that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have recently commented on WHR. Royal Bank of Canada raised their target price on shares of Whirlpool to $200.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whirlpool in a report on Monday, January 29th. Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 target price on shares of Whirlpool and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Bank of America cut shares of Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $183.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $189.40.

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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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