At least one analyst, Virtual Research's Jeff Sprague, isn't buying all the optimism at...

|By:, SA News Editor

At least one analyst, Virtual Research's Jeff Sprague, isn't buying all the optimism at Whirlpool (WHR +17.8%), given that in 2012 the company must pay $275M in a Brazilian legal settlement, $110M for anti-trust resolutions, $250M in pension contributions and $279M in restructuring cash outlays. Targets look "extremely optimistic... We reiterate our Sell Rating."