Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) Review – Making Smarter Decisions

Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) is -9.51% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $98.40 and a high of $160.62 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The WHR stock was last observed hovering at around $109.05 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.14%.

Currently trading at $110.19, the stock is -2.35% and -3.97% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.91 million and changing 1.05% at the moment leaves the stock -14.74% off its SMA200. WHR registered -26.35% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -21.17%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $0.63 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $8.96.

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The stock witnessed a -8.84% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -0.70%, and is -1.09% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.12% over the week and 2.67% over the month.

Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) has around 61000 employees, a market worth around $6.04B and $19.46B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 12.70 and Fwd P/E is 7.46. Profit margin for the company is 2.47%. Distance from 52-week low is 11.98% and -31.40% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (5.11%).

Whirlpool Corp. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.72 with sales reaching $4.43B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -17.27% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -11.50% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -4.60% in year-over-year returns.

820 institutions hold shares in Whirlpool Corp. (WHR), with institutional investors hold 91.99% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 55.00M, and float is at 53.32M with Short Float at 11.39%. Institutions hold 90.97% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 6.51 million shares valued at $968.72 million. The investor’s holdings represent 11.88% of the WHR Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 6.14 million shares valued at $913.57 million to account for 11.20% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Primecap Management Company which holds 4.71 million shares representing 8.60% and valued at over $701.22 million, while State Street Corporation holds 5.73% of the shares totaling 3.14 million with a market value of $467.21 million.

Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) Insider Activity

A total of 1 insider transactions have happened at Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 1 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Bitzer Marc R, the company’s CHAIRMAN AND CEO. SEC filings show that Bitzer Marc R sold 20,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Jul 28 at a price of $143.18 per share for a total of $2.86 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.14 million shares.

Whirlpool Corp. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jul 28 that Peters James W (EXEC VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO) sold a total of 6,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jul 28 and was made at $143.12 per share for $0.86 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 40764.0 shares of the WHR stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on May 26, Puente Juan Carlos (EVP & PRES. WHIRLPOOL LAR) disposed off 420 shares at an average price of $134.16 for $56347.0. The insider now directly holds 17,699 shares of Whirlpool Corp. (WHR).