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Upgrade Alert for Whirlpool (WHR)

By James Quinn

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) was upgraded from Market Perform to Strong Buy at Raymond James today. The stock closed yesterday at $190.26 on volume of 1.1 million shares, above average daily volume of 969,000.

In the past 52 weeks, Whirlpool share prices have been bracketed by a low of $123.60 and a high of $193.59 and closed yesterday at $190.26, 54% above that low price. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 1.3% while the 200-day MA has remained constant.

Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets major home appliances. The Company's principal products include laundry appliances, refrigeration and room air conditioning equipment, cooking appliances, dishwashers, and mixers and other small household appliances. Whirlpool's products are sold worldwide

Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) is currently priced 1.1% above its average consensus analyst price target of $188.12. Whirlpool shares have support at the 50-day moving average (MA) of $174.79 and additional support at the 200-day MA of $160.13.

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Ticker(s): WHR