Appliances: iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT), Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR), National Presto Industries (NYSE:NPK), Appliance Recycling Centers (NASDAQ:ARCI)

Analysts at Benchmark Co. increased their price target on shares ofiRobot Corp. (NASDAQ:IRBT) from $45.00 to $55.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Benchmark Co.’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 34.34% from the company’s current price. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) stock performance was -1.69% in last session and finished the day at $40.25. Traded volume was 1,661,090 million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 1.16 million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.73. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) insider ownership is 3.00%.

On Friday the Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) announced its plans to add 400 new jobs and increase the size of its Greenville KitchenAid plant by more than 75 percent. The corporation plans to spend $46 million on the large scale expansion, which will increase the plant by 196,000 square feet to accommodate their increased product demand. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) rose 0.28 percent to $142.08 yesterday on volume of 1.03 million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $140.80 to $143.01. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has a market capitalization of $11.01 billion.

National Presto Industries, Inc (NYSE:NPK) operates through three business segments: Housewares/Small Appliance Segment, Defense Products Segment and Absorbent Products Segment. The Housewares/Small Appliance segment designs, markets and distributes housewares and small electrical appliances, including pressure cookers and canners, kitchen electrics, and comfort appliances. National Presto Industries Inc. (NYSE:NPK)’s stock on Mar14, 2014 reported a increase of 1.72% to the closing price of $79.18. Its fifty two weeks range is $67.32 -$84.00. The total market capitalization recorded $546.38 million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 13,525 million shares. In its share capital, National Presto Industries Inc. (NYSE:NPK) has 6.91 million outstanding shares.

Appliance Recycling Centers of America (NASDAQ:ARCI) is a Minnesota corporation whose business operations involve collecting, disposing and recycling of major appliances. In 2007, ARCA entered into agreements with Amtim Capital Inc. (“Amtim”), an Ontario corporation, to manage ARCA’s Canadian operations. The agreements specified the governing law as that of Ontario but did not expressly indicate a forum for litigation. On Friday, shares of Appliance Recycling Centers of America (NASDAQ:ARCI) dropped -0.88% to close the day at $2.80. Company return on investment (ROI) is 15.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as -14.11%. Appliance Recycling Centers of America (NASDAQ:ARCI) quarterly revenue growth is -12.77%.