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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 06/10/1983. Whirlpool Corp. is in the Appliances industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Whirlpool Corp., is 903.57, and so far today it has a volume of 673100. Performance year to date since the 06/10/1983 is 19.01%.

To help you determine whether Whirlpool Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.46 and forward P/E is 10.08. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Whirlpool Corp. has a value for PEG of 1.45. P/S ratio is 0.65 and the P/B ratio is 2.81. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 19.1 and 64.5 respectively.

At the current price Whirlpool Corp. is trading at, 172.72 (0.78% today), Whirlpool Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 38.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 9.36, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.60% after growing 20.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -19.60%, and -4.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 77.3, and the number of shares float is 75.32. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 93.80%. The float short is 5.83%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.86. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.80%, and also a return on investment of 12.30%.

The ability for Whirlpool Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.68 and total debt/equity is 1.05. In terms of margins, Whirlpool Corp. has a gross margin of 17.70%, with its operating margin at 6.10%, and Whirlpool Corp. has a profit margin of 3.60%.

The 52 week high is -10.25%, with 41.42% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.33% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.69%.

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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