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Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12455.26. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Whirlpool Corp. is 163.74 (with a change from open of 0.42%), this in conjunction with a target price of 209.71. Volume today has so far reached 290938, with an average volume of about 872.67. The GAP for this stock, is 0.19%.

The P/E ratio is 14.41, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.4. The current EPS for Whirlpool Corp., is 11.3, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 20.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.75%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Whirlpool Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 17.86% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.40%. Quarter over quarter is 87.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 4.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 93.40%. Shares outstanding is 76.53, while shares float is at a value of 74.81. Float short for Whirlpool Corp. is 5.64% and the short ratio is 4.84.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.76, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.07. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 18.00% and their operating margin is 6.60%. The profit margin is 4.30%.

Whirlpool Corp. has seen returns on assets of 4.50%, and on investment, 12.30%. Return on equity is 18.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.08. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.6, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.55 and Price/cash is 12.99, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 40.57.

The simple moving averages are -9.23% and -0.60% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.19% and the 52 week low is 34.79%.

Whirlpool Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.46%, with a current price of 163.74. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 32.40%. This is in an industry, Appliances, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Whirlpool Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Appliances industry means that Whirlpool Corp. has seen performance for the past week of -2.38%, with performance for the month coming to -10.16%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.84%, and for the half year the performance is -1.14%. Volatility for this week is 2.33% and for the month this is 2.00%.

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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