NYSE:WLK - Westlake Chemical Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $75.51 +0.80 (+1.07 %) (As of 01/18/2019 01:44 AM ET)Previous Close$74.71Today's Range$73.62 - $76.0852-Week Range$59.78 - $124.29Volume589,009 shsAverage Volume951,083 shsMarket Capitalization$9.38 billionP/E Ratio13.80Dividend Yield1.32%Beta1.47 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products primarily in North America and Europe. It operates through two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The Olefins segment offers polyethylene, styrene monomers, and various ethylene co-products, as well as sells propylene, crude butadiene, pyrolysis gasoline, and hydrogen products. The Vinyls segment provides specialty and commodity polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl chloride monomers, ethylene dichloride, chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated derivative, and ethylene products. This segment also manufactures and sells building products fabricated from PVC, including pipe, fittings, profiles, trims, moldings, fence and decking products, window and door components, and film and sheet products. Westlake Chemical Corporation offers its products to a range of customers, including chemical processors, plastics fabricators, small construction contractors, municipalities, and supply warehouses in various consumer and industrial markets, such as flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, water treatment, refrigerants, residential and commercial construction, as well as other durable and non-durable goods. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Westlake Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of TTWF LP. Receive WLK News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WLK and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Industrial organic chemicals Sub-IndustryCommodity Chemicals SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:WLK Previous Symbol CUSIP96041310 Webwww.westlake.com Phone713-960-9111Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44 Current Ratio2.31 Quick Ratio1.59Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.80 Forward P/E Ratio8.86 P/E Growth0.67 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$8.04 billion Price / Sales1.21 Cash Flow$10.5905 per share Price / Cash Flow7.13 Book Value$41.59 per share Price / Book1.82Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.47 Net Income$1.30 billion Net Margins19.36% Return on Equity19.75% Return on Assets9.69%Miscellaneous Employees8,800 Outstanding Shares129,160,000Market Cap$9.38 billion OptionableOptionable Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) Frequently Asked Questions What is Westlake Chemical's stock symbol? Westlake Chemical trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WLK." How often does Westlake Chemical pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Westlake Chemical? Westlake Chemical declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 19th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 27th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Tuesday, December 11th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 26th. View Westlake Chemical's Dividend History. When did Westlake Chemical's stock split? How did Westlake Chemical's stock split work? Shares of Westlake Chemical split on Wednesday, March 19th 2014. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 18th 2014. The newly issued shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell on Tuesday, March 18th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Westlake Chemical stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split. How were Westlake Chemical's earnings last quarter? Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 6th. The specialty chemicals company reported $2.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.24 by $0.11. The specialty chemicals company earned $2.26 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.24 billion. Westlake Chemical had a net margin of 19.36% and a return on equity of 19.75%. The business's revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.61 EPS. View Westlake Chemical's Earnings History. When is Westlake Chemical's next earnings date? Westlake Chemical is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Westlake Chemical. What price target have analysts set for WLK? 16 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Westlake Chemical's shares. Their predictions range from $75.00 to $150.00. On average, they expect Westlake Chemical's stock price to reach $104.40 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 38.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Westlake Chemical. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westlake Chemical? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westlake Chemical in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Westlake Chemical. Has Westlake Chemical been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about WLK stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Westlake Chemical earned a news impact score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Westlake Chemical? Westlake Chemical saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,495,768 shares, an increase of 50.8% from the November 15th total of 2,317,434 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 728,297 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.8 days. Approximately 9.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Westlake Chemical's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Westlake Chemical's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Westlake Chemical include LyondellBasell Industries (LYB), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Braskem (BAK), NewMarket (NEU), Methanex (MEOH), Sensient Technologies (SXT), Renewable Energy Group (REGI), Codexis (CDXS), Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP), FutureFuel (FF), Green Plains (GPRE), Green Plains Partners (GPP), REX American Resources (REX), Sino United Worldwide Consolidated (SUIC) and Amyris (AMRS). Who are Westlake Chemical's key executives? Westlake Chemical's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Albert Yuan Chao, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 68)Mr. Steven Mark Bender CPA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 61)Mr. L. Benjamin Ederington, Chief Admin. Officer, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 47)Mr. Robert F. Buesinger, Exec. VP of Vinyl Products (Age 61)Mr. George J. Mangieri, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 67) Who are Westlake Chemical's major shareholders? Westlake Chemical's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.02%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.01%), Columbus Macro LLC (0.01%), Cerebellum GP LLC (0.00%) and Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Westlake Chemical stock include Albert Chao, Andrew Kenner, Dorothy C Jenkins, George J Mangieri, James Chao, L Benjamin Ederington, Lawrence E Teel, Mark Steven Bender, Max L Lukens, Robert F Buesinger and Robert T Blakely. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Westlake Chemical. Which institutional investors are selling Westlake Chemical stock? WLK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Meeder Asset Management Inc., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Bowling Portfolio Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Westlake Chemical company stock in the last year include Albert Chao, Andrew Kenner, Dorothy C Jenkins, George J Mangieri, James Chao, L Benjamin Ederington, Lawrence E Teel, Mark Steven Bender, Max L Lukens, Robert F Buesinger and Robert T Blakely. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westlake Chemical. Which institutional investors are buying Westlake Chemical stock? WLK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Columbus Macro LLC and Cerebellum GP LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westlake Chemical. How do I buy shares of Westlake Chemical? Shares of WLK can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Westlake Chemical's stock price today? One share of WLK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $75.51. How big of a company is Westlake Chemical? Westlake Chemical has a market capitalization of $9.38 billion and generates $8.04 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $1.30 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.47 on an earnings per share basis. Westlake Chemical employs 8,800 workers across the globe. What is Westlake Chemical's official website? The official website for Westlake Chemical is http://www.westlake.com. How can I contact Westlake Chemical? Westlake Chemical's mailing address is 2801 POST OAK BLVD SUITE 600, HOUSTON TX, 77056. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at 713-960-9111 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Westlake Chemical (NYSE WLK)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 333 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 312 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 645MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Westlake Chemical and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WLK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WLK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Federal Reserve?