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) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Whirlpool Corporation fell $1.66 (-1.1%) to $148.05 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,230,221 shares of Whirlpool Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,042,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $147.86-$150.76 after having opened the day at $150.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $149.71. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were:
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Whirlpool Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances worldwide. The company's principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other portable household appliances. Whirlpool Corporation has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 40.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Whirlpool Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
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On the positive front,
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