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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Whirlpool Corp., WHR

Whirlpool Corp., WHR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Appliances in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Whirlpool Corp., WHR  has a market cap of 12970.04. Since its IPO date on the 6/10/1983, Whirlpool Corp., WHR performance year to date is 18.09%. Today Whirlpool Corp., WHR has gained 2.08%, with a current price of 171.38.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 93.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 38.00%. Return of assets are at 3.80%, with return on investment at 12.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Whirlpool Corp., WHR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.68. While Total debt/equity is 1.05. With a profit margin of 3.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 17.70%, and operating margin of 6.10%. Whirlpool Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Whirlpool Corp., WHR has seen a EPS growth of 20.30%. A performance for the year of 2.85%. The 52-week high is -10.95%, and the 52-week low is 40.32%. The average volume for Whirlpool Corp., WHR is 721318.

With a target price of 206.67, can Whirlpool Corp., WHR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Whirlpool Corp., WHR. Whirlpool Corp. has a P/E of 18.32 and a forward P/E of 10. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.44. Whirlpool Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.63 and 2.78 respectively. For P/cash, Whirlpool Corp. has a value of 18.56, while it is 62.66 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 171.38, Whirlpool Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.33%. We see a return on equity of 15.40%.

Looking more long-term Whirlpool Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.75%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.60% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 20.30% for this year and for the last five years a 4.30% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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