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Is Whirlpool Corp.(NYSE: WHR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/10/1983. Whirlpool Corp. is in the Appliances industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Whirlpool Corp., is 825.3, and so far today it has a volume of 630100. Performance year to date since the 6/10/1983 is 23.07%.

To help you determine whether Whirlpool Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.73 and forward P/E is 10.29. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Whirlpool Corp. has a value for PEG of 1.17. P/S ratio is 0.65 and the P/B ratio is 2.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.94 and 43.55 respectively.

At the current price Whirlpool Corp. is trading at, 177.65 (-0.55% today), Whirlpool Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.25%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 32.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 17.55% after growing 20.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 87.60%, and -0.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 75.26, and the number of shares float is 74.81. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 93.40%. The float short is 5.39%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.88. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.50%, and also a return on investment of 12.30%.

The ability for Whirlpool Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.76 and total debt/equity is 1.07. In terms of margins, Whirlpool Corp. has a gross margin of 18.00%, with its operating margin at 6.60%, and Whirlpool Corp. has a profit margin of 4.30%.

The 52 week high is -7.98%, with 46.24% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.79% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.30%.

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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