Takes Position in Whirlpool Corporation (WHR)

Doris Richards
September 26, 2017

Chilton Investment Co Llc sold 94,767 shares as Whirlpool Corp (WHR)'s stock rose 1.07%. The Nippon Life Insurance Company holds 5,115 shares with $980,000 value, down from 11,539 last quarter. Packaging Corp Amer now has $10.73 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.47% or $2.54 on September 22, reaching $175.23.

Shares of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE WHR) traded up 1.23% on Friday, reaching $174.82. (NYSE:NVR) has risen 38.86% since September 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.89% the S&P500. Moreover, Windsor Capital Management Llc has 0.92% invested in the company for 254,317 shares. The Patten & Patten Inc holds 165,475 shares with $5.56 million value, down from 190,043 last quarter. Home Depot Inc now has $188.58 billion valuation. 73,429 shares of the company traded hands.

Wall Street await Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) to release earnings on October, 24. It has outperformed by 22.16% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th were given a $1.10 dividend. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 6 with "Neutral". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, November 25 by SunTrust. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, May 31 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:PFE) on Thursday, July 20 to "Neutral" rating. CLSA initiated it with "Buy" rating and $1900 target in Thursday, December 8 report. The stock of Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 23 by Bank of America. The firm has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, March 15. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $3.23 million activity. 325 NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) shares with value of $742,154 were sold by Grier Eddie Arthur. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,239 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,280,796.27. Quantum Capital Management grew its position in shares of Whirlpool Corporation by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter. The institutional investor held 19,460 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $754,000, down from 53,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hp Inc was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.10742, the 3 month is 0.98317, and the 1 month is now 1.20034. 81 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. Captrust accumulated 196 shares. Convergence Inv Prtn Ltd Liability Corp reported 2,086 shares stake. 127 were reported by Grandfield & Dodd. Oppenheimer Communication, a New York-based fund reported 2,294 shares. 275.10 million shares or 0.29% more from 274.32 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Td Asset Inc reported 24,149 shares. Boyd Watterson Asset Management Limited Liability Company Oh reported 4,115 shares or 0.4% of all its holdings. Bessemer Gp owns 410,013 shares. 12,075 were reported by Regent Management Ltd Liability. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 689,198 shares. Westwood Holdings Group Inc Inc invested in 0% or 800 shares. 767 were accumulated by Argent Tru. Brega Joao Carlos sold 10,000 shares worth $1.84M. Bitzer Marc R sold $3.55M worth of stock.

Northern Trust Corp lessened its position in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In the latest earnings report the EPS was $9.99 and is estimated to be $14.63 for the current year with 72,979,000 shares presently outstanding. WHR's profit would be $291.28 million giving it 10.75 P/E if the $3.99 EPS is correct.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Incitec Pivot Limited (ASX:IPL) is 0.085495. Its down 0.26, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 46 investors sold WHR shares while 226 reduced holdings. IBM Retirement Fund purchased a new stake in shares of Whirlpool Corporation in the 2nd quarter worth $205,000. Vantage Investment Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Finally, Greenhaven Associates Inc. increased its stake in shares of Whirlpool Corporation by 0.6% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.05% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR).

According to Financial Times, The 15 analysts offering 12 month price targets for FirstEnergy Corp. have a median target of 34.00, with a high estimate of 40.00 and a low estimate of 30.50. Lingohr And Partner Asset Mngmt Gmbh holds 8,700 shares or 0.86% of its portfolio. Martin Inc Tn holds 26,691 shares. 478,607 are owned by Chilton Investment Ltd Com. Old National Bancorp In holds 1,095 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Usca Ria Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Pnc Fincl Services invested in 0.03% or 135,049 shares.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $5.39 million activity. Therefore 17% are positive. BidaskClub lowered shares of Whirlpool Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Raymond James Inc has invested 0.01% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). The company was downgraded on Monday, May 29 by Zelman. The stock of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, October 6 by Goldman Sachs. North Carolina-based Boys Arnold has invested 0.09% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR).

In related news, Director William D. Perez acquired 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. On Thursday, September 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Top Pick" rating in Monday, October 26 report. (NYSE:AIZ) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 3 by Bank of America.

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