Virtus Investment Advisers Lowered Its Whirlpool (WHR) Stake; 3 Analysts Bullish HeidelbergCement AG (HDELY)

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc decreased Whirlpool Corp (WHR) stake by 97.2% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc sold 54,117 shares as Whirlpool Corp (WHR)’s stock rose 1.07%. The Virtus Investment Advisers Inc holds 1,561 shares with $288,000 value, down from 55,678 last quarter. Whirlpool Corp now has $12.41 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.20% or $3.72 during the last trading session, reaching $172.75. About 1.08 million shares traded or 9.45% up from the average. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has risen 6.81% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.89% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering HeidelbergCement (OTCMKTS:HDELY), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. HeidelbergCement had 6 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 7 by BNP Paribas. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of HDELY in report on Thursday, October 1 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of HeidelbergCement AG (OTCMKTS:HDELY) earned “Outperform” rating by BNP Paribas on Friday, August 7. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 30 by Kepler Cheuvreux. The stock has “Hold” rating by Kepler Cheuvreux on Friday, September 2. The firm has “Buy” rating by Berenberg given on Friday, February 10. See HeidelbergCement AG (OTCMKTS:HDELY) latest ratings:

The stock increased 0.15% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $23.04. About 37,429 shares traded or 239.99% up from the average. HeidelbergCement AG (OTCMKTS:HDELY) has 0.00% since January 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

HeidelbergCement AG produces and distributes cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt worldwide. The company has market cap of $22.43 billion. The Company’s cement products include special cements with targeted characteristics, special geotechnical building materials, and a range of binders. It has a 21.35 P/E ratio. The firm offers natural stone and crushed aggregates, including sand, gravel, stone chippings, and crushed stones; concrete/ready-mixed concrete that is used for the production of precast concrete parts, such as stairs, ceiling elements, or structural components, as well as for use in the construction of tunnels or bridges, office buildings, and schools; and asphalt, which is primarily used in the building of traffic infrastructure comprising roads, walkways, and parking lots.

Analysts await Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $4.01 earnings per share, down 7.39% or $0.32 from last year’s $4.33 per share. WHR’s profit will be $288.16 million for 10.77 P/E if the $4.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.83 actual earnings per share reported by Whirlpool Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.70% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 48 investors sold WHR shares while 188 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 65.00 million shares or 1.05% less from 65.69 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Street has 0.05% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Putnam Invs Limited Company owns 1,383 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Wealthtrust holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 200 shares. Federated Inc Pa accumulated 0.06% or 118,131 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 55,246 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Glg Limited Liability Co stated it has 3,748 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Utd Svcs Automobile Association owns 101,754 shares. Brandywine Management Ltd Liability holds 0.07% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) or 60,096 shares. L S reported 2,318 shares stake. Amp Capital Limited reported 43,482 shares. Spitfire Capital Limited Liability Company accumulated 4.35% or 56,498 shares. Advisor Prtnrs Limited Liability invested in 0.08% or 2,289 shares. Moreover, Regent Llc has 0.85% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Mathes, a New York-based fund reported 14,260 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR).

Among 10 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Whirlpool had 28 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, January 27 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by M Partners on Friday, April 1. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. On Thursday, February 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by M Partners on Monday, October 17. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WHR in report on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 6 by Goldman Sachs. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of WHR in report on Thursday, December 14 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 26 by Raymond James.

Virtus Investment Advisers Inc increased Powershares Db Cmdty Idx Tra (DBC) stake by 136,449 shares to 586,557 valued at $9.03 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Franklin Res Inc (NYSE:BEN) stake by 12,914 shares and now owns 18,036 shares. Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK) was raised too.

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