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Whirlpool Corporation (WHR)

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  • Tue, Sep. 1, 7:13 AM
    • Aga Rangemaster, the U.K. ovenmaker that agreed to sell itself to Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD), has received a competing approach from U.S.-based Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR).
    • Aga continues to recommend Middleby's agreed $201M offer despite opening its books to Whirlpool.
    • Shares of the British range cooker company +11% in London.
    • Previously: Middleby to acquire Aga for $202M (Jul. 15 2015)
    | Tue, Sep. 1, 7:13 AM | Comment!
  • Tue, Aug. 18, 9:31 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) declares $0.90/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.02%
    • Payable Sept. 15; for shareholders of record Aug. 28; ex-div Aug. 26.
    | Tue, Aug. 18, 9:31 AM | Comment!
  • Thu, Aug. 13, 8:55 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) says it will invest $21M to increase the company's distribution network.
    • A new regional distribution center near Chicago will be Whirlpool's 12th full warehouse center.
    | Thu, Aug. 13, 8:55 AM | Comment!
  • Wed, Jul. 22, 6:42 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) reports sales rose 25% if the impact of the currency swings is backed out in Q2.
    • North American business saw a sales increase of 1.0% to $2.7B after excluding the currency impact.
    • Europe, Middle East and Africa business sales grew 79% to $1.3B (+127% excluding the currency impact).
    • Whirlpool Latin America revenue fell 18.2% to $0.9B.
    • Whirlpool Asia revenue +81% to $381M.
    • Gross margin rate increased 57 bps to 17.38%.
    • Operating profit margin decreased 30 bps to 6.8%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Diluted EPS: $9.50 to $10.50;  Adjusted EPS: $12.00 to $13.00; Free cash flow: ~$700M; Capital expenditure: ~$750M to $800M.
    • Unit shipment growth in FY2015: North America: ~4%; EMEA: Flat to +2%; Latin America: ~-15%; Asia: Flat.
    | Wed, Jul. 22, 6:42 AM | Comment!
  • Wed, Jul. 22, 6:04 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR): Q2 EPS of $2.70 beats by $0.08.
    • Revenue of $5.21B (+11.3% Y/Y) misses by $80M.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Jul. 22, 6:04 AM | Comment!
  • Tue, Jul. 21, 5:30 PM
  • Mon, Jul. 20, 11:36 AM
    • Whirlpool (WHR -2.7%) trades lower on heavy volume after a short-selling boutique firms issues a negative report.
    • Off Wall Street Research fired off a Sell rating on the appliance seller earlier today based off of negative pricing trends.
    • Shares of Whirlpool have put in four losing sessions in a row.
    | Mon, Jul. 20, 11:36 AM | Comment!
  • Thu, Jul. 2, 10:09 AM
    • Whirlpool (WHR -1.4%) has reached a preliminary accord with Italian trade unions not to lay off staff or close down plants in the country.
    • The company had been in heavy talks for more than two months following its original restructuring plan to cut almost 2,000 Italian jobs.
    • Previously: Whirlpool catches flak in Italy over job cuts (May. 20 2015)
    | Thu, Jul. 2, 10:09 AM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, May 20, 2:39 PM
    • Whirlpool (WHR -0.3%) faces pressure in Italy from government officials over a plan to cut nearly 2K jobs as part of a restructuring after buying Indesit.
    • The company has been in talks with labor groups in the nation on the same issue.
    • Whirlpool says the merger created redundancies which need to be eliminated.
    | Wed, May 20, 2:39 PM | Comment!
  • Tue, May 19, 9:55 PM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) starting selling their B.blend machine in Brazil today.
    • The B.blend has the distinction of being the first all-purpose beverage maker with its capacity to make hot, cold, or carbonated single-serve drinks.
    • A successful launch in the U.S. by the 50-50 partners could set up the product for an international roll-out.
    • The development also has potential implications for Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), and SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA)
    | Tue, May 19, 9:55 PM | 9 Comments
  • Mon, May 18, 3:28 PM
    • Whirpool (WHR +0.5%) acquires privately-held American Dryer Corporation for an undisclosed amount.
    • American Dryer Corporation manufactures washing machines for commercial uses.
    • Whirlpool expects to close on the deal within the next couple of weeks and integrate ADC into its business over the rest of the year.
    | Mon, May 18, 3:28 PM | Comment!
  • Fri, May 8, 7:20 AM
    • RBC Capital initiates coverage on Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) with an Outperform rating.
    • The investment firm sets a price target of $210 on shares.
    • WHR -5.79% YTD.
    | Fri, May 8, 7:20 AM | Comment!
  • Mon, May 4, 11:47 AM
    | Mon, May 4, 11:47 AM | Comment!
  • Tue, Apr. 28, 9:14 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) slides after cutting guidance below expectations due to F/X pressure and weak demand in Brazil.
    • Acquisitions boosted the top-line revenue mark during the quarter, but full integration benefits haven't been realized yet.
    • Previously: Whirlpool misses by $0.20, misses on revenue
    • Previously: More on Whirlpool's Q1
    • WHR -7.0% premarket to $184.09.
    | Tue, Apr. 28, 9:14 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Apr. 28, 9:12 AM
    | Tue, Apr. 28, 9:12 AM | 2 Comments
  • Tue, Apr. 28, 7:20 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) reports its North American business saw a sales increase of 2.0% to $2.3B after excluding the currency impact.
    • Sales were up 85.71% to $1.3B for the Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
    • Whirlpool Latin America revenue fell 25% to $0.9B.
    • Whirlpool Asia revenue +127.71% to $378M.
    • Gross margin rate increased 30 bps to 17.60%.
    • Operating profit margin decreased 36 bps to 6.56%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Diluted EPS: $9.00 to $10.00;  Adjusted EPS: $12.00 to $13.00; Free cash flow: ~$700M; Capital expenditure: ~$750M to $800M.
    • Unit shipment growth in FY2015: North America: ~4%; EMEA: Flat to +2%; Latin America: -10% to -12%; Asia: +1% to +3%.
    • WHR -3.96% premarket.
    • Q1 results
    | Tue, Apr. 28, 7:20 AM | 1 Comment
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Company Description
Whirlpool Corp is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. It produces and sells washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, microwave ovens, ranges, air purifiers, and other typical household appliances.
Industry: Appliances
Country: United States