Westlake Chemical Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:WLK)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s), 3 Hold Rating(s), 4 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.38)
Consensus Price Target: $57.63 (25.90% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/12/2016NomuraReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/15/2016SunTrust Banks Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$44.00 -> $52.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/13/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingSector Perform$50.00 -> $52.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/13/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$53.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/16/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$52.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/24/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/16/2015SusquehannaLower Price TargetPositive$80.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
8/10/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> Sell$66.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/26/2015Bank of America Corp.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$94.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/8/2014Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$38.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/8/2014Wells Fargo & Co.Initiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/28/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
8/2/2016        
7/28/2016Q2ListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/3/2016Q116$0.93$0.94$1.02 billion$975.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/23/2016Q415$0.99$0.84$1.03 billion$986.76 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/3/2015Q315$1.29$1.39$1.17 billion$1.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/4/2015Q215$1.21$1.41$1.13 billion$1.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/4/2015Q115$1.20$1.10$1.13 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2015Q414$1.38$1.37$1.18 billion$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/4/2014Q314$1.56$1.59$1.19 billion$1.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/5/2014Q214$1.44$1.26$1.06 billion$998.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/5/2014Q114$1.13$1.18$975.86 million$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/20/2014Q413$2.13$2.54$913.80 million$951.63 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/7/2013Q313$2.22$2.54$939.14 million$1,000.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/30/2013Q2 2013$1.90$2.17$948.00 million$939.05 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/6/2013Q1 2013$1.25$1.84$870.10 million$864.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/19/2013Q4 2012$1.21$1.42$832.69 million$801.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/8/2012Q312$1.36$1.47$902.24 million$821.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/2/2012$1.41$1.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/1/2012$1.26$1.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/21/2012$0.62$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/1/2011$0.98$1.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/2/2011$1.19$1.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/3/2011$1.02$1.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/22/2011$0.74$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.90$0.90$0.90
Q2 20161$0.88$0.88$0.88
Q3 20161$1.01$1.01$1.01
Q4 20161$0.67$0.67$0.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)
Annual Dividend:$0.73
Dividend Yield:1.59%
Payout Ratio:15.50% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.57% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
18.91% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:38.40% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
5/11/2016quarterly$0.181.59%5/19/20165/23/20166/7/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/18/2016quarterly$0.181.7%2/25/20162/29/20163/14/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/23/2015quarterly$0.181.23%12/2/201512/4/201512/18/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/25/2015quarterly$0.181.42%9/2/20159/4/20159/22/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/18/2015quarterly$0.170.93%5/27/20155/29/20156/12/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/23/2015quarterly$0.170.95%3/3/20153/5/20153/19/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/24/2014quarterly$0.170.94%12/3/201412/5/201412/19/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/25/2014quarterly$0.170.69%9/3/20149/5/20149/19/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/19/2014quarterly$0.130.66%5/28/20145/30/20146/17/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/18/2014quarterly$0.250.78%2/26/20142/28/20143/18/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/25/2013quarterly$0.230.8%12/4/201312/6/201312/20/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/26/2013quarterly$0.230.87%9/6/20139/10/20139/25/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/17/2013quarterly$0.190.8%5/31/20136/4/20136/19/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/18/2013quarterly$0.190.86%2/27/20133/1/20133/15/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
11/10/2015George J. MangieriCAOSell2,785$60.21$167,684.85View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/26/2015Jeffrey L TaylorSVPSell8,143$70.57$574,651.51View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/11/2015Lawrence E TeelSVPSell2,125$70.25$149,281.25View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/22/2014James ChaoDirectorSell42,379$93.57$3,965,403.03View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/9/2014James ChaoMajor ShareholderSell42,946$82.01$3,522,001.46View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/7/2014Robert BuesingerVPSell1,872$77.36$144,817.92View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/13/2014Robert BlakelyDirectorSell1,609$135.03$217,263.27View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/3/2014Mark Steven BenderCFOSell17,721$133.60$2,367,525.60View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/28/2014David HansenSVPSell4,232$134.50$569,204.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/28/2014H John Riley, Jr.DirectorSell7,375$134.70$993,412.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/28/2014Lawrence TeelVPSell1,107$134.70$149,112.90View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/27/2014Jeffrey TaylorSVPSell4,314$132.62$572,122.68View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/26/2014Robert BuesingerVPSell2,361$132.95$313,894.95View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/12/2013Mark Steven BenderCFOSell2,930$101.00$295,930.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/8/2013Mark Steven BenderCFOSell3,000$101.00$303,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/1/2013George MangieriCAOSell2,025$104.67$211,956.75View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/1/2013Stephen WallaceVPSell12,786$105.71$1,351,608.06View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/28/2013Andrew KennerVPSell9,607$94.13$904,306.91View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/21/2013George J MangieriCAOSell1,001$94.50$94,594.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/21/2013Stephen WallaceVPSell9,092$94.02$854,829.84View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/8/2013Stephen WallaceVPSell13,857$89.80$1,244,358.60View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/25/2013Mark Steven BenderCFOSell4,429$95.00$420,755.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/12/2013Lawrence E TeelVPSell1,836$94.67$173,814.12View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/11/2013Max L LukensDirectorSell1,844$92.67$170,883.48View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/11/2013Robert F BuesingerVPSell2,361$93.79$221,438.19View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/3/2012Mark Steven BenderCFOSell6,083$73.25$445,579.75View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/23/2012Albert ChaoCEOSell20,000$76.16$1,523,200.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/23/2012Mark Steven BenderCFOSell1,220$75.95$92,659.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/9/2012Andrew KennerVPSell4,155$66.81$277,595.55View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/9/2012Jeffrey L TaylorSVPSell11,720$67.10$786,412.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)
DateHeadline
07/18/16 07:59 AM8:59 am Westlake Chemical announces that its Calvert City, Kentucky complex is in the process of restarting after an unexpected shutdown on June 1, expects a $40 mln impact on 2Q16 & 3Q16 financial results -
07/18/16 07:30 AMWestlake Chemical Restarts Plant in Calvert City, Kentucky - [Business Wire] - Westlake Chemical Corporation announced today that its Calvert City, Kentucky complex is in the process of restarting. This follows an unexpected shut down that occurred on June 1, 2016 as a result of a mechanical failure of its ethylene unit which resulted in a complete outage of the complex, which halted all production including EDC, VCM, Chlor-Alkali and PVC resin.
07/13/16 08:08 AMCan Eastman Chemical Generate Higher Operating Cash Flows? -
07/01/16 05:51 PMETF’s with exposure to Westlake Chemical Corp. : July 1, 2016 -
06/30/16 04:30 PMWESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits -
06/22/16 08:41 AMWhy You Shouldn't Bet Against Westlake Chemical (WLK) Stock -
06/17/16 09:57 AM(WLK) Rating Increased to Buy at SunTrust
06/17/16 09:57 AMThe Statistics Don’t Lie: Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK) Earnings Preview
06/16/16 07:26 PMWestlake Chemical to buy Axiall Corporation
06/15/16 08:06 AMWestlake Chemical upgraded by SunTrust -
06/14/16 06:52 PMFitch Places Westlake Chemical's 'BBB' Ratings on Ratings Watch Negative
06/14/16 06:52 PMWestlake Chemical Looks to More Long-term Ethylene Opportunities after Axiall Acquisition
06/13/16 04:10 PMEagle Spinco Inc. -- Moody's reviews Axiall for upgrade on proposed acquisition by Westlake Chemical Corporation -
06/13/16 01:56 PMWestlake Chemical Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:WLK) : June 13, 2016 -
06/13/16 10:13 AMJPMorgan Downgrades Axiall To Neutral Following Back-And-Forth Bidding By Westlake
06/13/16 10:13 AMWestlake Chemical : to Acquire Axiall for $33.00 Per Share in All-Cash Transaction
06/13/16 10:13 AMAxiall Corp. (AXLL) Leaped After Acquired By Westlake Chemical
06/13/16 10:13 AMCowen and Company Increases Westlake Chemical Co. (WLK) Price Target to $60.00
06/13/16 08:45 AMWestlake Chemical Seals the Deal With Axiall -
06/11/16 10:12 AMAxiall's stock soars after deal to be acquired by Westlake at a 28% premium
06/11/16 10:12 AMWestlake Chemical to Acquire Axiall Corporation for $33.00 Per Share in All-Cash Transaction
06/11/16 10:12 AMWestlake Chemical to Acquire Axiall for $2.33B
06/11/16 10:12 AMWestlake Chemical (WLK) CEO Albert Chao to Acquire Axiall Corporation - Earnings Call Transcript
06/11/16 10:12 AMWestlake Chemical (WLK) to Acquire Axiall Corporation (AXLL) for $3.8B
06/10/16 11:51 PMUPDATE 3-Westlake Chemical wins Axiall pursuit with raised $2.33 bln bid - * Axiall shares rise 26 pct (Adds Lotte Chemical's withdrawal in paragraphs 4-6, updates share prices)
06/10/16 07:27 PM[$$] Westlake Chemical to Buy Axiall, Winning Takeover Battle -
06/10/16 10:49 AMWestlake Chemical wins Axiall pursuit with raised $2.33 billion bid - Reuters - Reuters UKWestlake Chemical wins Axiall pursuit with raised $2.33 billion bidReutersWestlake Chemical Corp (WLK.N) has reached a deal to buy chemical producer Axiall Corp (AXLL.N) for $2.33 billion after a six-month pursuit that included multiple bids and a rival offer from South Korea's Lotte Chemical Corp (011170.KS). Atlanta-based ...Westlake Chemical (WLK) Stock Climbs on Deal to Acquire AxiallTheStreet.comWestlake Chemical to Buy Axiall, Winning Takeover BattleWall Street JournalNotable Mergers and Acquisitions 6/10: (WLK)/(AXLL) (MRK) (AR) (BP)StreetInsider.comFuelFix (blog) -New York Times -Plastics News (blog) -Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteall 79 news articles »
06/10/16 10:10 AMWestlake Chemical buying Axiall for $2.33 billion -
06/10/16 09:51 AMUPDATE 1-Axiall accepts Westlake Chemical's raised $2.33 bln offer - June 10 (Reuters) - Westlake Chemical Corp reached a deal to buy chemical producer Axiall Corp for $2.33 billion, after a six-month pursuit that included multiple bids and a rival offer from South...
06/10/16 09:34 AMWestlake Chemical to buy Axiall for $33/share -
06/10/16 09:34 AMAxiall accepts Westlake Chemical's raised $2.33 billion offer - (Reuters) - Westlake Chemical Corp reached a deal to buy chemical producer Axiall Corp for $2.33 billion, after a six-month pursuit that included multiple bids and a rival offer from South Korea's...
06/10/16 09:34 AMWestlake Chemical To Buy Axiall For $33/Share In All-Cash Transaction - Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) and Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL) revealed they reached a definitive agreement under which the former would buy all of the outstanding shares of the latter for $33.00 per share in an all-cash transaction. According to the company, this represented an enterprise value of about $3.8 billion, including debt and certain other Axiall liabilities. Westlake and Axiall said the transaction was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies unanimously and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of the current year. The two companies indicated the integrated firm would be the third-biggest chlor-alkali producer and the second-largest PVC producer in North America, with ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
06/10/16 09:34 AMMid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Westlake Chemical To Purchase Axiall For $33/Share - Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded down 0.72 percent to 17,854.93 while the NASDAQ declined 1.03 percent to 4,907.73. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.82 percent to 2,098.18. Leading and Lagging Sectors On Friday, utilities shares slipped by just 0.3 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: KEP) and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGEE). In trading on Friday, financial shares tumbled by 1.4 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE: GNW), down 5 percent, and Walter Investment Management Corp (NYSE: WAC), down 6 percent. Top Headline Westlake Chemical Corporation announced plans to acquire Axiall Corp for $33.00 per share in all-cash transaction. The transaction is likely to complete by the fourth quarter of 2016. Equities ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
06/10/16 08:34 AMBRIEF-Westlake Chemical to buy Axiall for $33.00 per share - * Transaction representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.8 billion
06/08/16 07:14 AMBullish play rolled in Westlake Chemical -
06/08/16 05:45 AMWhat Do the Charts Say About These 4 'Value' Stocks? -
06/07/16 06:59 PM[$$] Lotte Chemical Steps Into Battle for Axial -
06/07/16 10:12 AMSouth Korea's Lotte Chemical bids for US-based Axiall Corp
06/07/16 09:33 AM4 Value Stocks to Buy as the Cycle Reverses Away From Growth -
06/07/16 08:31 AM[$$] Lotte Chemical Steps Into Battle for Axiall Corp. -
06/07/16 03:22 AMS.Korea's Lotte Chem, Hanwha Chem target U.S. buys in growth pursuit -
06/07/16 03:18 AM[$$] S Korea's Lotte Chemical makes $3.1bn counter bid for Axiall - [at Financial Times] - South Korea's Lotte Chemical has potentially sparked a bidding war for Axiall, coming in as a potential white knight after the US chemicals maker rejected Westlake Chemical's $3.1bn hostile takeover. Analysts ...
06/07/16 03:01 AMSouth Korea's Lotte Intervenes With Axiall Offer Before Westlake Coup Attempt -
06/06/16 03:36 PMHostile Bid for Axiall to be Decided by Shareholders -
06/03/16 08:02 PMAxiall Corporation is Now a Strong Buy: Should You Add?
05/28/16 09:01 PMPerformance at a Glance on Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK) - HNN - Performance at a Glance on Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)HNNWhen speculating how a given stock will perform in the future, it is important to look at how it has performed in the past. Today we will examine how Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)'s stock has performed at various points in its past. Currently, the ...and more »
05/26/16 03:59 PMIs it the Best Time to Buy Westlake Chemical Corp (NYSE:WLK)? - Street Report - Is it the Best Time to Buy Westlake Chemical Corp (NYSE:WLK)?Street ReportWestlake Chemical Corp (NYSE:WLK) stock is currently trading 40.19% below its 52-week-high, 11.08% above its 52-week-low. The 1-year stock price history is in the range of $39.9 – $74.1. Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK) has a price to earnings ratio of ...Worth Watching Stock: Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)CWRU ObserverBroker Roundup For Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)Share Trading NewsHow Analysts Feel About Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)?Wall Street Hints and NewsThe Post -Equities Focus -Vanguard Tribuneall 15 news articles »
05/23/16 03:50 PMJanuary 2017 Options Now Available For Westlake Chemical (WLK) - Nasdaq - NasdaqJanuary 2017 Options Now Available For Westlake Chemical (WLK)NasdaqInvestors in Westlake Chemical Corp (Symbol: WLK) saw new options begin trading today, for the January 2017 expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 242 days until ...and more »
05/23/16 09:23 AMAxiall Stock Rises on Westlake's Participation in Auction -
05/23/16 08:42 AMAnalysis EPS Report: Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) - News Oracle - News OracleAnalysis EPS Report: Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)News OracleBy looking at Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) YTD (year to date) performance, the stock shows Negative value of -19.37%. If the YTD value is Negative, it means that the stock is trading poorly. If the YTD value is Positive, this means the ...JP Morgan Maintains Westlake Chemical Corporation to Overweight with Price Target $55.00Trade Callsall 9 news articles »

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About Westlake Chemical Corp.

Westlake Chemical Corp. logoWestlake Chemical Corporation is a vertically integrated global manufacturer and marketer of basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers and building products. The Company's products include a range of chemicals, which are fundamental to various diverse consumer and industrial markets, including flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, residential and commercial construction, as well as other durable and non-durable goods. The Company operates in two segments: Olefins and Vinyls. The Olefins segment manufactures a range of petrochemical products. The Vinyls segment primarily offers PVC, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), ethylene dichloride (EDC), chlorine, caustic soda and, through Westlake Chemical OpCo LP, ethylene. The Company is also an integrated producer of vinyls with substantial downstream integration into polyvinyl chloride (PVC) building products. The Company owns approximately 10 building product facilities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Commodity Chemicals
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WLK
  • CUSIP: 96041310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $45.77
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $44.06
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $45.21
  • P/E Ratio: 9.73
  • P/E Growth: 1.46
  • Market Cap: $5.96B
  • Beta: 2.04
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.73 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.86 EPS
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