Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) is a leading furnishings, fixtures & appliances business based in the US. It opened the day at $190.91 after a previous close of $190.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of $186.45 to a high of $191.67. The latest price was $188.37 (25 minute delay). Whirlpool Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 77,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Whirlpool Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $201.57, which is 26.98% up on its pre-crash value of $147.19 and 214.95% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $64.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Whirlpool Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $436.70 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,370.68.
|52-week range||$62.4334 - $205.9655|
|50-day moving average||$189.2542|
|200-day moving average||$173.0351|
|Wall St. target price||$207.38|
|Dividend yield||$5 (2.59%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$13.793|
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|3 months (2020-10-16)||-6.55%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||32.13%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Whirlpool Corporation shares trade at around 14x 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 "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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.1 billion (£1.6 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Whirlpool Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$19 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.25%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.06%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.86%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.2 million Whirlpool Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Whirlpool Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% up from 4.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Whirlpool Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Whirlpool Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Whirlpool Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Whirlpool Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 660264.88188976). Whirlpool Corporation's SIR currently stands at 6.35. In other words for every 100,000 Whirlpool Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6350 shares are currently held short.
However Whirlpool Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Whirlpool Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Whirlpool Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Whirlpool Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Whirlpool Corporation shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0929% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Whirlpool Corporation shares, roughly 93 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Whirlpool Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Whirlpool Corporation stock.
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.
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 01/01/2019) 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.).
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.
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.
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.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.
|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|
Dividend payout ratio: 28.89% of net profits
Recently Whirlpool Corporation has paid out, on average, around 28.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.59% 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 2.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Whirlpool Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $5 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 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Whirlpool Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 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.
Over the last 12 months, Whirlpool Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $62.4334 up to $205.9655. 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 1.9081. 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 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. The company markets and distributes its products primarily under the Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, JennAir, Amana, Roper, Admiral, Affresh, Gladiator, Speed Queen, Hotpoint, Bauknecht, Indesit, Ignis, Laden, Privileg, KIC, Consul, Brastemp, Acros, Ariston, Diqua, and Royalstar brands. It sells its products to retailers, distributors, dealers, builders, and other manufacturers, as well as directly to consumers. The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
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