How to buy Whirlpool Corporation shares

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Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) is a leading furnishings, fixtures & appliances business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$221.34 after a previous close of US$221.1. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD218.77 to a high of USD222.6625. The latest price was USD221.11 (25 minute delay). Whirlpool Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Whirlpool Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Whirlpool Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WHR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Whirlpool Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$233.54, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Whirlpool Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Whirlpool Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Whirlpool Corporation share price

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Whirlpool Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-15.
OpenUS$221.34
HighUS$222.6625
LowUS$218.77
CloseUS$221.11
Previous closeUS$221.1
Change US$0.01
Change % 0.0045%
Volume 644,690
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$113.6343 - US$256.1701
50-day moving average US$239.5737
200-day moving average US$210.484
Target priceUS$253.4
PE ratio 10.7249
Dividend yield US$4.9 (2.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$21.436

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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 $221.11

1 week (2021-06-08) -5.10%
1 month (2021-05-14) -10.38%
3 months (2021-03-16) 4.21%
6 months (2020-12-16) 18.18%
1 year (2020-06-16) 75.04%
2 years (2019-06-14) 62.96%
3 years (2018-06-15) 45.43%
5 years (2016-06-16) 26.76%

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 11x. In other words, Whirlpool Corporation shares trade at around 11x 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 US$2.8 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 US$20.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.06%
Gross profit TTM US$3.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.13%
Return on equity TTM 29.87%
Profit margin 6.64%
Book value 67.016
Market capitalisation US$14.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Whirlpool Corporation shares

There are currently 4.6 million Whirlpool Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Whirlpool Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 14.1% 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 572961.84538653). Whirlpool Corporation's SIR currently stands at 8.02. In other words for every 100,000 Whirlpool Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8020 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 0.0857% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Whirlpool Corporation shares, roughly 86 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 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

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

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.27% of net profits

Recently Whirlpool Corporation has paid out, on average, around 22.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.44% 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 2.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Whirlpool Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.9 per share.

While Whirlpool Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Whirlpool Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Whirlpool Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 May 2021 (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 US$113.6343 up to US$256.1701. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WHR.US volatility(beta: 1.88)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 1.8821. 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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