Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 4.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $6.86 (+8%) at $93.17 as of 2:55 p.m. ET.
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Whirlpool has a market cap of $6.75 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 83.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Whirlpool Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances worldwide. Its principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other portable household appliances. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Whirlpool as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Whirlpool Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.