Heard during Whirlpool's talk at a consumer conference

|About: Whirlpool Corporation (WHR)|By:, SA News Editor

Whirlpool (WHR -0.5%) reaffirms its FY13 EPS guidance of $9.90 to $10.10 which has a midpoint below the consensus analyst mark of $10.09. The conservative estimate falls in line with recent reports of pricing pressure in appliances.

The company's longer-term vision includes revenue growth of 5% to 7% annually on its view that the U.S. housing market only sits in the "early stages" of a prolonged recovery.

The Morgan Stanley Global Consumer And Retail Conference (webcast, slides)