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Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 14th, Analyst Ratings News reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.75 per share on Sunday, June 15th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.03%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on WHR. Analysts at Ned Davis Research upgraded shares of Whirlpool Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 3rd. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Whirlpool Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, February 11th. They now have a $143.00 price target on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $157.17.

Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR) traded up 0.40% on Monday, hitting $148.37. 717,535 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Whirlpool Corp. has a 1-year low of $107.88 and a 1-year high of $160.01. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $146.1 and its 200-day moving average is $146.0. The company has a market cap of $11.493 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.43.

Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 31st. The company reported $2.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.02 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $5.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.98 billion. On average, analysts predict that Whirlpool Corp. will post $12.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances.

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