Whirlpool shares could be worth a whirl – Barron’s

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (BestGrowthStock) – Household appliance maker
Whirlpool (WHR.N: ) should get more credit for its exposure to
emerging market growth even if there is skepticism about its
ability to hit financial goals, Barron’s reported in its Dec. 6
edition.

Cowen analyst Laura Champine, who rates the stock
outperform, told Barron’s that the stock could trade at 10
times peak profit, or well above $100 a share, and believes the
company will hit 2014 profit and margin targets.

If shares, which closed on Friday at $80.06, continue to
languish, its low valuation and $600 million in free cash flow
could make it a takeover target, Barron’s wrote.

(Reporting by Caroline Humer; editing by Gunna Dickson)

Whirlpool shares could be worth a whirl – Barron’s