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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 160.75 (-0.02% today). The market cap for Whirlpool Corp. is 12130.2, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Appliances industry. The target price for Whirlpool Corp. is 208.29. Currently Whirlpool Corp. is trading with a P/E of 14.23, and a forward P/E of 9.34. Average volume for Whirlpool Corp. is 800.45 and so far today it is 542400.

Performance in the last year for Whirlpool Corp. has been 6.37%. For EPS growth, Whirlpool Corp. has seen a growth of 20.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 17.10%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 4.30% over the last five years and could be 13.40% 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 -7.00%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -3.20%.

Since the IPO date for Whirlpool Corp. on the 6/10/1983, Whirlpool Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 11.36%. With Whirlpool Corp. trading at 160.75, the dividend yield is 2.49%, and the EPS is 11.3.

So could Whirlpool Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.23. The PEG is 1.06, P/S is 0.59 and the P/B is at 2.51. The P/cash is 12.65, with P/free cash flow at 39.51.

Whirlpool Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. 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 18.00%, an operating margin of 6.60% and a profit margin of 4.30%.Payout ratio for Whirlpool Corp. is 32.40%. Return on assets come to 4.50% with return on investment coming to 12.30%.

Insider ownership for Whirlpool Corp., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 93.60%. Outstanding shares are at 75.46. While shares float is 74.69. The float short is currently 6.53%, and short ratio is 6.1.

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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