Regentatlantic Capital LLC Has $234,000 Stake in Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR)

Regentatlantic Capital LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) by 7.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,643 shares of the company’s stock after selling 130 shares during the period. Regentatlantic Capital LLC’s holdings in Whirlpool were worth $234,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Huntington National Bank lifted its holdings in Whirlpool by 1.1% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 7,044 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,004,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Whirlpool by 0.9% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 9,076 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,206,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the period. FTB Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Whirlpool by 3.3% in the first quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 2,970 shares of the company’s stock valued at $394,000 after buying an additional 95 shares during the period. Barnett & Company Inc. lifted its holdings in Whirlpool by 14.1% in the first quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 799 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 99 shares during the period. Finally, Financial Advocates Investment Management lifted its holdings in Whirlpool by 217.4% in the fourth quarter. Financial Advocates Investment Management now owns 146 shares of the company’s stock valued at $35,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 93.80% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on WHR. Longbow Research upgraded shares of Whirlpool from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $178.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, May 10th. Buckingham Research increased their price objective on shares of Whirlpool from $135.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th. TheStreet raised shares of Whirlpool from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, July 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Whirlpool from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Whirlpool from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 27th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Whirlpool has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $140.09.

Whirlpool stock traded down $3.26 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $132.32. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 21,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 886,918. The stock has a market cap of $8.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.83. Whirlpool Co. has a 12 month low of $99.40 and a 12 month high of $152.50. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $143.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.54.

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 22nd. The company reported $4.01 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.80 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $5.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.03 billion. Whirlpool had a net margin of 4.39% and a return on equity of 30.55%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $3.20 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that Whirlpool Co. will post 15.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products. It operates through four segments: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and Asia. The company's principal products include refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and refrigerator water filters; laundry appliances and related laundry accessories; cooking appliances and other small domestic appliances; and dishwasher appliances and related accessories.

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