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How to buy Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Whirlpool Corporation shares.

Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) is a leading furnishings, fixtures & appliances business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$106.4 after a previous close of US$105.55. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD103.82 to a high of USD106.57. The latest price was USD103.85 (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 company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. 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, which will typically include 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 that matches 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 using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$105.55, 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.

Whirlpool Corporation stock price (NYSE:WHR)

Use our graph to track the performance of WHR stocks over time.

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 the split, the next day you would own 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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-17.
OpenUS$106.4
HighUS$106.57
LowUS$103.82
CloseUS$103.85
Previous closeUS$105.55
Change US$-1.7
Change % -1.6106%
Volume 987,300
Information last updated 2024-04-12.
52-week rangeUS$95.3265 - US$153.5972
50-day moving average US$110.2732
200-day moving average US$123.3288
Target priceUS$123.44
PE ratio 12.3922
Dividend yield US$7 (6.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$8.72

Whirlpool Corporation share growth calculator

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Whirlpool Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $103.85

1 week (2024-04-11) -6.77%
1 month (2024-03-18) -1.27%
3 months (2024-01-18) -7.60%
6 months (2023-10-18) -20.30%
1 year (2023-04-18) -25.60%
2 years (2022-04-18) -39.19%
3 years (2021-04-16) -55.77%
5 years (2019-04-18) -25.32%

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Is it a good time to buy Whirlpool Corporation stock?

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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 12x. In other words, Whirlpool Corporation shares trade at around 12x 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$1.5 billion (£1.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Whirlpool Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Whirlpool Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Whirlpool Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$95.3265 up to US$153.5972. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WHR.US volatility(beta: 1.47)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Whirlpool Corporation's is 1.474. 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 financials

Revenue TTM US$19.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.64%
Gross profit TTM US$3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.17%
Return on equity TTM 19.35%
Profit margin 2.47%
Book value 42.945
Market capitalisation US$5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Whirlpool Corporation share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.29% of net profits

Recently Whirlpool Corporation has paid out, on average, around 43.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.28% 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 6.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Whirlpool Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $7 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 14 March 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 February 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

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 overview

Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products and services in the North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The company's principal products include refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and refrigerator water filters; laundry appliances, and commercial laundry products 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, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Hotpoint, Indesit, InSinkErator, Yummly, Affresh, Gladiator, Swash, everydrop, Ignis, Privileg, Eslabon de Lujo, and Acros 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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