Whirlpool Corp

  • Earnings Play: Four Companies In Focus

    By Jayson Derrick - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: HD, JCP, TJX, WHR


    While traders look at earning season as an opportunity to make a quick buck, long term investors take the opportunity to listen to management, re-evaluate the company and gain a better insight if now is a good time to add more shares, or to sell.

    Data from US Census Bureau foreshadowing strong results?

    Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is expected to report 2Q13 earnings on Tuesday, August 20. The First Call more »

  • Electronics, Computers, and home Appliances: A market review

    By Vanina Egea - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, PVH, WHR

    The consumer electronics industry has gone a long way from the introduction of the vacuum tube. Since the 1980`s, the industry has given us the notebook, cellphone, HD Tv, among others. Today, electronic devices have closed the gap between imagination and reality, making The Jetsons a bad dream. But, have consumer electronics giants Phillips Royal (NYSE: PVH), Whirpool (NYSE: WHR), and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) found their way up after more »

  • 3 Reasons Why This Housing Play Is a Great Value

    By Lee Samaha - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: HD, SWK, WHR

    Investors in home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) have seen a near-90% rise in its share price over the last year, and many of them must feel tempted to take some profits. But the company has a number of positive things happening for it in 2013. And  if it continues to execute in moving towards hitting its long-term targets, Whirlpool could have plenty of upside left.

    Whirlpool upgrades guidance

    In more »

  • Home Improvement for Your Portfolio

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, LOW, VAL, WHR

    Global Insight believes the total U.S. home improvement market reached $275 billion in 2012, up from the $261 billion in 2011. The market is expected to jump to $345 billion by 2017, with rising U.S. home ownership continuing to drive the market. So what's the best way to take advantage?

    The home improvement industry is highly concentrated, with the likes of Home Depot and Lowe's (NYSE: LOWmore »)

  • Why Is This Company an Excellent Play on the Housing Recovery?

    By Matthew Frankel - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: ELUXY.PK, SHLD, WHR

    The leading manufacturer of home appliances, Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR), has annual sales in excess of $18 billion coming from countries all around the world. Despite its size, Whirlpool has enormous growth potential that I feel is not fully priced into its shares. Several factors such as the improving U.S. housing market, increasing emerging market demand, and increased efficiency of their operations should produce double-digit earnings growth for Whirlpool for more »

  • The Story Behind SodaStream's Recent Volatility

    By Brian Shaw - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: PEP, SODA, WHR

    Shares of SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA) have shown significant volatility in the past month after surging to a 52-week high and then falling over 20% to just below $60 per share. It isn't surprising at all that a high-growth small-cap stock would provide investors with this type of roller coaster ride; what is surprising is that the spike and then subsequent fall in share price wasn't actually driven by more »

  • 5 Hot Dividend Picks From Income-Focused Mutual Funds (Part I)

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: NSC, WAG, WHR

    Income mutual funds focused on dividend growth can be good sources of ideas about what’s hot and what’s not in the dividend growth-focused investing of the professionally managed money. Dividend growth investing has been especially appealing for income investors in the low-yield environment, in addition to this particular market-beating strategy.

    This has been the case because dividend yields complemented with dividend growth rates often well exceed the rate more »

  • Ken Heebner’s High Upside Potential Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: C, DAL, HTZ, RKT, WHR

    In May, Capital Growth Management, managed by Ken Heebner, filed its 13F for the first quarter of 2013 with the SEC. Even with the inherent delay which comes with 13F filings, we’ve found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year, and we think that more strategies are possible as well.

    Another common use of these more »

  • Buying Green Is All About Saving Money, Not the Earth

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: TFM, WHR, WFM

    Is anyone really surprised  the results of a Yale University survey showed most "green" behavior is more about saving money than the environment?

    What does it mean to go "green" ?

    The survey showed half of Americans deliberately bought an energy efficient kitchen appliance with 75% intending to do so with their next purchase.

    Of respondents surveyed 42% said they have bought organic food and 80% intend to do so (sure more »

  • Beat the Market With This Stock

    By Eshna De - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: GMCR, SODA, WHR

    SodaStream’s (NASDAQ: SODA) story has always been appealing. But the fact that the stock avoided most of the volatility of the last few days is clear indication of the strong positive sentiment surrounding the company.

    The stock had seen some fast action in the first part of the month as the Israeli press reported speculations about possible buyouts from both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. However, the former has refused to more »

  • Whirlpool Is Your Best Bet in Consumer Appliances

    By Mark Yagalla - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: GE, SHLD, WHR

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) has been a great performer in the past year with a gain of over 114%. I think there is still potential for more gains as the company continues to make the right moves in the consumer appliance sector. Two of its chief competitors are consumer appliance companies inside of giant organizations. Whirlpool is able to adapt much quicker to changing market conditions and make inroads into new more »

  • Stocks Showing Serious Bubble Symptoms

    By Karl Ege - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: AEPI, SAIA, SNA, WHR

    “Maybe history does not repeat, but it certainly rhymes!”

                             -Mark Twain

    The market's present status quo is one of omnipresent exuberance, characterized by an overall bullish investing mood and supported by the Dow, DAX and other indices continuously hitting record highs. Ever since the trough of March 2009, the only direction for markets has been up and counting. With the VIX around 11, i.e. the lowest level since more »

  • Adverse Weather - Is it a Buying Opportunity?

    By Zain Abbas - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: SMG, SWK, WHR

    A cooler-than-expected spring and delayed tax refund tickets emerged as surprising themes for some retail companies in the recent earnings season. It affected different business lines in different ways. The ways were different but the end result was the same – earnings results that missed the estimates.

    Let’s have a look at some of the examples for hardware and garden players:

    How did cool weather disturb Scott Miracle-Gro?

    The management more »

  • Finding Value in the Housing Sector

    By Lee Samaha - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, SWK, WHR

    Investing in anticipation of a housing recovery has been one of the best trades of the last year, but with things like the home improvement stores Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) hitting new highs is it time to start thinking about reducing your weighting in the sector?

    My rationale in asking this question is not to question the validity of the housing recovery but rather more »

  • Is Whirlpool Still a Good Investment?

    By Lior Cohen - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: GE, PCRFY, WHR

    The sharp rise of Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) in the stock market hasn’t gone unnoticed, and I recall many analysts and traders, including Jim Cramer, making calls to buy Whirlpool. Is this company still a viable investment? Will it meet its 2013 projections? Let’s find out!

    Shares of Whirlpool have sharply risen by 28% year-to-date. Moreover, in the past year, the company’s stock spiked by 121%. Let’s more »

  • Rising Housing Completions to Benefit This Company

    By HM Joshi - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: AOS, GE, WHR

    A.O. Smith Corp (NYSE: AOS) is a major manufacturer of water heaters and water purification equipment globally. It has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico, China, and India, and sells water heating and purifying equipment in U.S., China, India and Europe regions. This company’s sales as well as stock price were adversely impacted by the financial meltdown and the real estate market collapse, but now both more »

  • Whirlpool Investors on a Whirlwind

    By Marshall Hargrave - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: GE, SI, WHR

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) has managed to beat earnings in each of the last three quarters. The story was more of the same when the appliance maker posted EPS of $3.12, compared to $1.17 during the same period last year. Whirlpool tumbled to close to $20 per share at the height of the real estate downturn, but now the stock is back above pre-crisis levels. Is there still room more »

  • Is This Stock the Perfect GARP Play for 2013?

    By Lee Samaha - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: MAS, SWK, WHR

    There are three positive earnings drivers to look out for with Stanley Black & Decker(NYSE: SWK), and if they all come together in 2013, then this stock has significant upside potential. It is a nice mix of value and growth.The company offers a nice mix of improving end markets, ongoing cost savings from synergies created via acquisition integration, and it has a strategic growth initiative in place in order more »

  • What's Going on With This Housing Play?

    By Lee Samaha - April 26, 2013 | Tickers: GE, HD, LOW, WHR

    Sometimes when companies outline their strategic thinking the market chooses to ignore them and then be surprised when the results come out in line with the company’s strategy rather than with what the market chose to think. I think there was a bit of this mentality with Whirlpool's (NYSE: WHR) recent results. Revenues were a bit less than market estimates but earnings were ahead. The company told us more »

  • What This Industrial Giant's Results Mean to the Market

    By Lee Samaha - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: AA, GE, VAR, WHR

    Anyone who has watched the classic sales movie Glengarry Glen Ross or worked in sales will know that the acronym ‘ABC’ stands for ‘always be closing.’ However anyone who hasn’t and instead has solely listened to US blue chip conference calls over the last few years will probably conclude that it actually stands for ‘always be cost-cutting.’ In other words, investing for growth is still on the back-burner in more »

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