Part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple features some of the top picks from our Stock Screeners and some top investors who are holding these same picks in their portfolios. Investors such as Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt, Carl Icahn, Jim Simons, Prem Watsa, Jeremy Grantham, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, and Howard Marks. The top investor data is provided from their latest 13F’s. This week we’ll take a look at:
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR)
Whirlpool Corp is a global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances and related products. Its segments consist of North America, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Most of the company’s sales occur in North America. Products are divided into various classes, including laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, and others. The majority of revenue is derived from the laundry appliances and refrigerators and freezers classes. Whirlpool also sells its products to other manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for resale across its geographic segments. The company’s major international brands include Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, and Brastemp among others.
A quick look at the price chart below for Whirlpool Corp shows us that the stock is up 47% in the past twelve months. We currently have the stock trading on an Acquirer’s Multiple of 8.44, which means that it remains undervalued.
Superinvestors who currently hold positions in Whirlpool Corp include:
Edgar Wachenheim – 2,782,407 shares
Andrew Wellington – 1,575,879 shares
Tom Gayner – 271,249 shares
Cliff Asness – 239,695 shares
Ken Griffin – 151,552 shares
Jim O’Shaughnessy – 92,614 shares
Jim Simons – 57,457 shares
Israel Englander – 43,167 shares
Joel Greenblatt – 25,911 shares
Lee Ainslie – 10,115 shares
Paul Tudor Jones – 9,954
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