Whirlpool (WHR) Holding Maintained by Fairpointe Capital Llc; Icm Asset Management Has Boosted Applied Materials (AMAT) Position by $1.17 Million as Stock Declined

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Icm Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) by 114.94% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Icm Asset Management Inc bought 30,773 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.71% with the market. The institutional investor held 57,545 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $2.22 million, up from 26,772 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Icm Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Applied Materials Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.94 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $39.78. About 9.89 million shares traded. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has declined 34.67% since February 9, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.67% the S&P500.

Fairpointe Capital Llc increased its stake in Whirlpool (WHR) by 7.27% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fairpointe Capital Llc bought 48,975 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 722,516 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $85.80M, up from 673,541 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fairpointe Capital Llc who had been investing in Whirlpool for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.53B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $133.29. About 541,232 shares traded. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has declined 31.59% since February 9, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.59% the S&P500. Some Historical WHR News: 26/04/2018 – Whirlpool: Tender Offer Reflects Confidence in Long-Term Outlook; 23/04/2018 – Whirlpool 1Q Adj EPS $2.81; 24/04/2018 – WHIRLPOOL CORP WHR.N SAYS COMPANY AGREES TO SELL EMBRACO BUSINESS FOR $1.08 BLN IN CASH; 16/04/2018 – Whirlpool Raises Dividend to $1.15 Vs. $1.10; 13/04/2018 – Mumbai Bourse: Press Release From Whirlpool of India Ltd; 23/04/2018 – WHIRLPOOL REPORTS 4.5% QTR DIV INCREASE; 20/03/2018 – U.S. home appliance shipments up 9.7 pct yr/yr in Feb – AHAM; 30/05/2018 – Whirlpool Corp Announces Final Results of Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer; 23/04/2018 – Whirlpool Expects Completed Cost Reduction Initiatives to Deliver $150M Net Benefit in 2018; 08/05/2018 – Whirlpool Corporation enhances voice capabilities with Google Home in connected appliances

Among 13 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Whirlpool had 47 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 9 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, April 4 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 26. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, October 9 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by M Partners on Monday, October 17. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 12 report. As per Tuesday, March 15, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 27 by Gabelli. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Underperform” on Wednesday, January 30. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of WHR in report on Tuesday, April 24 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.15, from 0.72 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 57 investors sold WHR shares while 173 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 55.77 million shares or 2.32% less from 57.10 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Tower Bridge Advsr holds 0% or 5,145 shares. Cap Management Assoc New York has 1.01% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). King Luther Cap Management holds 0.04% or 40,640 shares. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd Liability Co invested in 173,682 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Brave Asset Inc reported 1,850 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Moreover, Retirement Of Alabama has 0.02% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 29,773 shares. Dupont Mgmt has invested 0% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Fmr Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 52,408 shares in its portfolio. 200 are owned by Hudock Gru Limited Liability Company. Meeder Asset Incorporated has 1,036 shares. Panagora Asset Management holds 0% or 3,836 shares. 22,590 are owned by Pillar Pacific Cap Mngmt Limited Com. Ls Invest Advsr Ltd Liability Co holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 4,525 shares. Virtu Fincl Limited Com invested 0% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Nuveen Asset Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR).

More notable recent Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Research Report Identifies Whirlpool, Adtalem Global Education, Reinsurance Group of America, WR Berkley, Veracyte, and 22nd Century Group with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement – GlobeNewswire” on February 01, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “46 Stocks Moving In Tuesday’s Mid-Day Session – Benzinga” published on January 29, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “After-Hours Movers 1/28: (SANM) (WWD) (AKS) Higher; (RMBS) (WHR) (CE) (more…) – StreetInsider.com” on January 28, 2019. More interesting news about Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Whirlpool +9% after strong profit guidance – Seeking Alpha” published on October 24, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Whirlpool Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 27, 2019.

Fairpointe Capital Llc, which manages about $7.00B and $3.89B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) by 47,969 shares to 778,646 shares, valued at $84.02M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lions Gate Entertainment Cl B by 102,245 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.88 million shares, and cut its stake in Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF).

Icm Asset Management Inc, which manages about $143.16M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solu (NASDAQ:KTOS) by 91,104 shares to 320,556 shares, valued at $4.74 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Among 29 analysts covering Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Applied Materials Inc. had 146 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Monday, September 18. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, May 27 with “Buy”. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura. As per Monday, December 19, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. Citigroup downgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Friday, October 23 to “Neutral” rating. CLSA downgraded the shares of AMAT in report on Thursday, December 10 to “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, February 19 by B. Riley & Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.8 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.04, from 0.76 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 115 investors sold AMAT shares while 303 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. 722.69 million shares or 1.34% less from 732.53 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 1832 Asset Management Limited Partnership has 0.03% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 269,071 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv reported 4.50 million shares. Burns J W And accumulated 11,100 shares. Arizona State Retirement System reported 243,639 shares. National Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon Corp reported 20.34 million shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Llc holds 0.12% or 16,132 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Limited Liability Partnership Ma, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,444 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj holds 0.11% or 821,968 shares. Commonwealth National Bank Of accumulated 128,598 shares. Winslow Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.06% or 5.51M shares in its portfolio. Kwmg Limited Liability Company owns 85 shares. 20,800 were reported by Spirit Of America Mgmt Ny. 166,091 were reported by Artemis Inv Mgmt Llp. U S Global Invsts Inc owns 0.18% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 9,505 shares. Kingfisher Limited Liability Company, North Carolina-based fund reported 5,206 shares.

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