About Westlake Chemical Corporation
Westlake 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
- Previous Close: $63.21
- 50 Day Moving Average: $62.20
- 200 Day Moving Average: $55.44
- 52-Week Range: $130,190,000.00 - $39.48
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.79
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.11
- P/E Growth: 1.95
- Market Cap: $8.28B
- Outstanding Shares: 130,190,000
- Beta: 1.69
- Net Margins: 9.50%
- Return on Equity: 13.56%
- Return on Assets: 7.15%
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- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.96%
- Current Ratio: 2.01%
- Quick Ratio: 1.39%
What is Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock symbol?
Westlake Chemical Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WLK."
How often does Westlake Chemical Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Westlake Chemical Corporation?
Westlake Chemical Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.1906 per share on Tuesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 24th.
When did Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock split? How did Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock split work?
Westlake Chemical Corporation shares split on Wednesday, March 19th 2014. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 18th 2014. The newly minted shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell on Tuesday, March 18th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.
Where is Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock going? Where will Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock price be in 2017?
11 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $51.00 to $72.00. On average, they anticipate Westlake Chemical Corporation's share price to reach $59.22 in the next year.
When will Westlake Chemical Corporation announce their earnings?
Westlake Chemical Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 1st 2017.
Who owns Westlake Chemical Corporation stock?
Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (1.76%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.94%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.79%), Royce & Associates LP (0.62%), State Street Corp (0.43%) and Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.28%). Company insiders that own Westlake Chemical Corporation stock include Albert Chao, George J Mangieri, Jeffrey L Taylor, Lawrence E Teel, Michael J Mattina and Robert F Buesinger.
Who sold Westlake Chemical Corporation stock? Who is selling Westlake Chemical Corporation stock?
Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, FMR LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Royce & Associates LP, Fiera Capital Corp and State Street Corp. Company insiders that have sold Westlake Chemical Corporation stock in the last year include Albert Chao, George J Mangieri, Michael J Mattina and Robert F Buesinger.
Who bought Westlake Chemical Corporation stock? Who is buying Westlake Chemical Corporation stock?
Westlake Chemical Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, Sanoor Capital Management LP, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, Blockhouse Capital Management LP, Caxton Associates LP, Luminus Management LLC, Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC and Flinton Capital Management LLC.
How do I buy Westlake Chemical Corporation stock?
Shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of Westlake Chemical Corporation stock cost?
One share of Westlake Chemical Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $63.61.