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Who are the Institutional Holders in Whirlpool Corp. (WHR)?

Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) is -4.88% 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 $114.88 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.95%.

Currently trading at $115.83, the stock is 5.07% and 5.17% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.17 million and changing 0.83% at the moment leaves the stock -6.88% off its SMA200. WHR registered -12.26% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -12.30%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $0.64 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $9.11.

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The stock witnessed a 8.71% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -5.75%, and is 3.21% up 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 2.61% over the week and 2.67% over the month.

Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) has around 59000 employees, a market worth around $6.31B and $19.46B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 13.36 and Fwd P/E is 7.92. Profit margin for the company is 2.47%. Distance from 52-week low is 17.71% and -27.89% 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 $4.44B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -16.40% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -11.70% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -4.50% in year-over-year returns.

805 institutions hold shares in Whirlpool Corp. (WHR), with institutional investors hold 95.63% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 55.00M, and float is at 52.94M with Short Float at 14.49%. Institutions hold 94.60% 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

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 ’23 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 ’23 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 ’23 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 ’23, 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).

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