Whirlpool Stock Hits New 52-Week High (WHR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $130.01, above its previous 52-week high of $129.92 with 322,348 shares traded as of 1:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Whirlpool has a market cap of $10.08 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 26.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Whirlpool Ratings Report.

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