How to buy Whirlpool Corporation shares | $188.37

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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.

How to buy shares in Whirlpool Corporation

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: WHR in this case.
  5. Research Whirlpool Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Whirlpool Corporation shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Whirlpool Corporation's share price?

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.

Whirlpool Corporation share price

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Whirlpool Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open$190.91
High$191.67
Low$186.45
Close$188.37
Previous close$190.75
Change $-2.38
Change % -1.248%
Volume 1,176,242
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
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
PE ratio 14.0071
Dividend yield $5 (2.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $13.793
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Whirlpool Corporation stock?

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Whirlpool Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $188.37

3 months (2020-10-16) -6.55%
6 months (2020-07-17) 32.13%

Is Whirlpool Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 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 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 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.

Whirlpool Corporation financials

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%
Profit margin 4.58%
Book value $54.371
Market capitalisation $12.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Whirlpool Corporation shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "WHR.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

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)

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.

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 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.).

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. 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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Whirlpool Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.55
Total ESG percentile 36.3
Environmental score 9.42
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 13.31
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.31
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Whirlpool Corporation share dividends

29%

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").

Have Whirlpool Corporation's shares ever split?

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.

Whirlpool Corporation share price volatility

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".

WHR.US volatility(beta: 1.91)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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).

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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. 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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