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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR)?

The company in question is, Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR) currently with a stock price of 189.95 (-0.02% today). The market cap for Whirlpool Corp. is 14476.48, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Appliances industry. The target price for Whirlpool Corp. is 207.56. Currently Whirlpool Corp. is trading with a P/E of 20.3, and a forward P/E of 11.08. Average volume for Whirlpool Corp. is 886.39 and so far today it is 538882.

Performance in the last year for Whirlpool Corp. has been 13.14%. For EPS growth, Whirlpool Corp. has seen a growth of 20.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.71%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 4.30% over the last five years and could be 12.75% for the next five years. Whirlpool Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 87.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 9.35%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 18.20%.

Since the IPO date for Whirlpool Corp. on the 6/10/1983, Whirlpool Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 30.90%. With Whirlpool Corp. trading at 189.95, the dividend yield is 2.11%, and the EPS is 9.36.

So could Whirlpool Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.3. The PEG is 1.59, P/S is 0.7 and the P/B is at 2.97. The P/cash is 15.1, with P/free cash flow at 47.15.

Whirlpool Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is -0.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.76, and total debt/equity at 1.07.

In terms of margins, Whirlpool Corp. has a gross margin of 17.70%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Whirlpool Corp. is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 12.30%.

Insider ownership for Whirlpool Corp., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 93.70%. Outstanding shares are at 76.2. While shares float is 75.32. The float short is currently 5.44%, and short ratio is 4.62.

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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