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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 12278.47. Since its IPO date on the 6/10/1983, Whirlpool Corp., WHR performance year to date is 11.15%. Today Whirlpool Corp., WHR has gained -0.86%, with a current price of 160.44.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 93.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 32.40%. Return of assets are at 4.50%, 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 0.76. While Total debt/equity is 1.07. With a profit margin of 4.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 18.00%, and operating margin of 6.60%. Whirlpool Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, 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 0.93%. The 52-week high is -16.90%, and the 52-week low is 32.07%. The average volume for Whirlpool Corp., WHR is 751900.

With a target price of 209.71, can Whirlpool Corp., WHR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Whirlpool Corp., WHR. Whirlpool Corp. has a P/E of 14.2 and a forward P/E of 9.27. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.06. Whirlpool Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.59 and 2.51 respectively. For P/cash, Whirlpool Corp. has a value of 12.8, while it is 40 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 160.44, Whirlpool Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.49%. We see a return on equity of 18.40%.

Looking more long-term Whirlpool Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.86% 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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