Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $97.99, above its previous 52-week high of $97.96 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 2:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.1 million shares over the past 30 days.
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) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $97.99, above its previous 52-week high of $97.96 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 2:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.1 million shares over the past 30 days. Whirlpool has a market cap of $7.42 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 100.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 15.5, above the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 12.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Whirlpool as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Whirlpool Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks 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.