San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA reduced its position in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 69.4% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,389 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,150 shares during the period. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $234,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WHR. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Whirlpool during the 4th quarter worth $128,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Whirlpool during the 3rd quarter worth $129,000. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Whirlpool during the 2nd quarter worth $153,000. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC lifted its position in Whirlpool by 74.6% in the fourth quarter. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC now owns 1,170 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BKS Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Whirlpool in the third quarter valued at $217,000. 94.15% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Whirlpool Co. (NYSE WHR) opened at $167.01 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The company has a market cap of $12,000.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.81. Whirlpool Co. has a one year low of $158.80 and a one year high of $202.99.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $4.10 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.01 by $0.09. The company 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%. Whirlpool’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $4.33 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.32 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on WHR. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $200.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th. UBS Group raised shares of Whirlpool from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Whirlpool to $200.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. KeyCorp reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whirlpool in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $187.00 price target on shares of Whirlpool and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research 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 stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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