In a report released today, Sam Darkatsh from Raymond James maintained a Hold rating on Whirlpool (WHR). The company’s shares closed last Friday at $194.54, close to its 52-week high of $207.30.
According to TipRanks.com, Darkatsh is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.6% and a 54.0% success rate. Darkatsh covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Foundation Building Materials, Beacon Roofing Supply, and Wesco International.
The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Whirlpool with a $203.20 average price target, a 5.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 8, RBC Capital also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $183.00 price target.
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The company has a one-year high of $207.30 and a one-year low of $64.00. Currently, Whirlpool has an average volume of 720.2K.
Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 46 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of WHR in relation to earlier this year.
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Whirlpool Corp. is engaged in manufacturing and marketing home appliances. The company’s products include home laundry appliances, home refrigerators and freezers, home cooking appliances, home dishwashers, and room air-conditioning equipment, mixers, and portable household appliances. Its brands include Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp,Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, and Indesit. The company operates through the following segments: North America; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Latin America; and Asia. Whirlpool was founded by Emory Upton, Fred Upton, and Louis C. Upton in 1898 and is headquartered in Benton Harbor, MI.