Whirlpool (WHR) Share Value Declined While Croft-Leominster Lowered Its Position; Bank Amer (BAC) Shareholder Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Has Cut Position by $302,673

April 16, 2018 - By reb123z

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Croft-Leominster Inc decreased its stake in Whirlpool Corp (WHR) by 82.02% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Croft-Leominster Inc sold 33,869 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.00% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,426 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.25M, down from 41,295 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Croft-Leominster Inc who had been investing in Whirlpool Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $148.59. About 390,938 shares traded. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has declined 10.04% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.59% the S&P500.

Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (BAC) by 14.72% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc sold 10,437 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.20% with the market. The institutional investor held 60,483 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.79 million, down from 70,920 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc who had been investing in Bank Amer Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $304.68 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.77% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $29.8. About 99.25 million shares traded or 29.22% up from the average. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has risen 28.18% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.63% the S&P500.

Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc, which manages about $541.89M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Exempt Bond Etf by 20,675 shares to 27,054 shares, valued at $1.40 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wisdomtree Us Midcap Dividend Fund (DON) by 12,270 shares in the quarter, for a total of 16,355 shares, and has risen its stake in Wisdomtree Us Smallcap Dividend Fund (DES).

Among 33 analysts covering Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Bank of America had 109 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, May 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Market Perform”. Jefferies maintained Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) on Friday, July 7 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, March 26, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, December 20. The stock of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Societe Generale. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 12 report. Bernstein upgraded the shares of BAC in report on Tuesday, August 25 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, August 25. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research.

Analysts await Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $0.59 EPS, up 43.90% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.41 per share. BAC’s profit will be $6.03 billion for 12.63 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual EPS reported by Bank of America Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.53% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 66 investors sold BAC shares while 561 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 585 raised stakes. 6.85 billion shares or 0.98% less from 6.91 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moors & Cabot reported 174,200 shares. First Interstate National Bank holds 0.2% or 32,599 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advisors Ltd Company holds 0.03% or 16,732 shares. Sage Fincl Group owns 1,028 shares. Green Square Capital Lc invested 0.25% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 3.35M shares or 1.22% of the stock. Williams Jones Assocs Ltd Co owns 1.72 million shares or 1.15% of their US portfolio. 3.03 million are owned by Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. Asset Management One Ltd invested in 16.07 million shares or 1.05% of the stock. Daiwa Sb Investments Ltd invested in 0.31% or 39,340 shares. Tower Cap Ltd Co (Trc) holds 0.27% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) or 69,872 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board stated it has 943,154 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board stated it has 1.12% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Profund Advisors Limited Co, Maryland-based fund reported 619,539 shares. Century Cos accumulated 24.30M shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Whirlpool had 32 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has “Top Pick” rating given on Monday, October 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, March 15 by JP Morgan. On Monday, October 17 the stock rating was downgraded by M Partners to “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 24 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold”. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Raymond James on Friday, January 26. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 9 report. The stock of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) earned “Buy” rating by M Partners on Monday, December 7. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 24 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 58 investors sold WHR shares while 199 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 60.28 million shares or 7.26% less from 65.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aperio Limited Com has invested 0.03% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Bartlett & Limited Liability Corp holds 101 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 10,206 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Ltd holds 0.01% or 5,335 shares. 68,303 are held by First Trust Advsrs L P. Etrade Capital Mgmt Ltd Com reported 0.07% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Comerica National Bank & Trust has invested 0.02% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Nebraska-based Ameritas Investment Partners has invested 0.06% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Raymond James Na holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 17,853 shares. Oppenheimer & Communications has 0.01% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Adirondack Trust accumulated 150 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.01% or 13,611 shares in its portfolio. Prudential owns 185,729 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Walleye Trading Llc holds 0.01% or 6,793 shares in its portfolio. Sei Invests reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR).

Analysts await Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $3.04 EPS, up 21.60% or $0.54 from last year’s $2.5 per share. WHR’s profit will be $214.90 million for 12.22 P/E if the $3.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.10 actual EPS reported by Whirlpool Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.85% negative EPS growth.

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