SOURCE: StockCall


May 03, 2011 08:55 ET

Research on Whirlpool Corp. and Lennox International Inc. -- Appliances Sector Feeling Commodity Woes

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Appliances industry and has completed analytical research on Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) and Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The Appliances sector is feeling the crimp of growing materials costs for things like steel and copper lately. Further complicating the pricing environment are several new foreign companies fighting to gain market share by offering severely discounted prices. So while companies settle into a period of intense competition, they are forced to raise prices to help protect their margins and maintain economic viability. This, combined with the struggling housing market's diminishing effect on demand, has really provided companies with a difficult scenario. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Appliances industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Whirlpool Corp. and Lennox International Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Nonetheless, appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. managed to increase its first quarter profits by 3% compared to last year thanks in part to a strong performance in Latin America. Lennox International did not fare nearly as well during the first quarter, however. Lennox posted a loss that analysts had anticipated due to residential sales weakness and increased raw material costs. They also noted that a government tax credit had motivated some consumers to make their purchases in Q4. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Whirlpool Corp. and Lennox International Inc. at or

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