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How to buy Whirlpool Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Whirlpool Corporation stock.
Whirlpool Corporation is a furnishings, fixtures & appliances business based in the US. Whirlpool Corporation shares (WHR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Whirlpool Corporation employs 69,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $21.3 billion.
How to buy shares in Whirlpool Corporation
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – WHR – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- WHR shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is WHR stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is WHR suitable for ethical investing?
- Are WHR shares over-valued?
- Whirlpool Corporation's financials
- How volatile are WHR shares?
- Does Whirlpool Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have WHR shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Whirlpool Corporation stock price (NYSE: WHR)Use our graph to track the performance of WHR stocks over time.
Whirlpool Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$134.81|
|52-week range||$138.15 - $238.24|
|50-day moving average||$161.41|
|200-day moving average||$184.21|
|Wall St. target price||$181.40|
|Dividend yield||$6.3 (4.91%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$11.40|
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Is it a good time to buy Whirlpool Corporation stock?
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Whirlpool Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-21)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-08-29)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||-12.95%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-21.82%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-34.31%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||-26.82%|
|3 years (2019-10-02)||152.93|
|5 years (2017-10-02)||183.9|
Is Whirlpool Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Whirlpool Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Whirlpool Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Whirlpool Corporation's P/E ratio
Whirlpool Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Whirlpool Corporation shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Whirlpool Corporation's PEG ratio
Whirlpool Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6495. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Whirlpool Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Whirlpool Corporation's EBITDA
Whirlpool Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Whirlpool Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Whirlpool Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$21.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.46%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.8%|
|Market capitalisation||$7.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Whirlpool Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Whirlpool Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Whirlpool Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 24.55
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Whirlpool Corporation's overall score of 24.55 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Whirlpool Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Whirlpool Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.42/100
Whirlpool Corporation's environmental score of 9.42 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Whirlpool Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Whirlpool Corporation's social score
Social score: 13.31/100
Whirlpool Corporation's social score of 13.31 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Whirlpool Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Whirlpool Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 8.31/100
Whirlpool Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Whirlpool Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Whirlpool Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Whirlpool Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Whirlpool Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||24.55|
|Total ESG percentile||36.3|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Whirlpool Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 27.59% of net profits
Recently Whirlpool Corporation has paid out, on average, around 27.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Whirlpool Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Whirlpool Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $6.3 per share.
While Whirlpool Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Whirlpool Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Whirlpool Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Whirlpool Corporation's shares ever split?
Whirlpool Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 January 1987. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Whirlpool Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Whirlpool Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Whirlpool Corporation's share price.
Whirlpool Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Whirlpool Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $138.15 up to $238.2361. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Whirlpool Corporation's is 1.5637. This would suggest that Whirlpool Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Whirlpool Corporation overview
Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products. It operates through four segments: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and Asia. The company's principal products include refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and refrigerator water filters; laundry appliances and related laundry accessories; cooking and other small domestic appliances; and dishwasher appliances and related accessories, as well as mixers. It markets and distributes its products primarily under the Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, JennAir, Amana, Roper, Affresh, Gladiator, Swash, everydrop, Speed Queen, Hotpoint, Bauknecht, Indesit, Ignis, Privileg, Consul, Eslabon de Lujo, Brastemp, Acros, Ariston, Diqua, and Royalstar brands. The company sells its products to retailers, distributors, dealers, builders, and other manufacturers, as well as directly to consumers. Whirlpool Corporation was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Whirlpool Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.868% of Whirlpool Corporation shares are held by insiders and 99.48% by institutions. How many people work for Whirlpool Corporation?
Latest data suggests 69,000 work at Whirlpool Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Whirlpool Corporation?
Whirlpool Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Whirlpool Corporation based?
Whirlpool Corporation's address is: 2000 North M-63, Benton Harbor, MI, United States, 49022-2692 What is Whirlpool Corporation's ISIN number?
Whirlpool Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9633201069 What is Whirlpool Corporation's CUSIP number?
Whirlpool Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 963320106
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