NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Whirlpool (WHR) finished the day having traded lower by 0.26% to $132.02 on Thursday, one day before the company is scheduled to release its latest earnings results.

The company will publish its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter financial report before the market open on Friday morning.

Analysts are expecting mixed results from Whirlpool, with earnings per share up year over year, but a decline in revenue when compared to the same period in fiscal 2014.

A survey by Thomson Reuters shows that analysts are expecting earnings of $3.91 per share on revenue of $5.74 billion for the most recent quarter.

Whirlpool posted earnings of $3.52 per share on revenue of $6 billion for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter.

Whirlpool is a Benton Harbor, MICH-based manufacturer and maker of home appliances, with brand names including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air and Indesit.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings has set a "buy" rating and score of B on Whirlpool stock. This is driven by several positive factors, which TheStreet Ratings believes should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author. 

You can view the full analysis from the report here: WHR

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