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Westlake - WLK Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.51 (-0.59%)
(As of 09/29/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
673,936 shs
Average Volume
777,154 shs
Market Capitalization
$10.94 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Westlake MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
2.29 Rating Score
44.0% Upside
$122.79 Price Target
Short Interest
5.48% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.06mentions of Westlake in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$58,037 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $21.73 to $14.57 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.57 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

44th out of 167 stocks

Industrial Organic Chemicals Industry

4th out of 20 stocks

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About Westlake (NYSE:WLK) Stock

Westlake Corporation manufactures and supplies petrochemicals, polymers, and building products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Performance and Essential Materials; and Housing and Infrastructure Products. The Performance and Essential Materials segment manufactures and markets polyethylene, styrene monomer, ethylene co-products, PVC, VCM, ethylene dichloride chlor-alkali, and chlorinated derivative products. The Housing and Infrastructure Products segment manufactures and sells residential PVC siding; PVC trim and moldings; roofing applications; decorative stone; windows; PVC decking; PVC films for various inflatables, wallcovering, tape, and roofing applications; polymer composite roof tiles; PVC pipe and fittings; PVC compounds; and various consumer and commercial products such as landscape edging; industrial, home and office matting; marine dock edging; and masonry joint controls. The company offers its products to a range of customers, including chemical processors, plastics fabricators, small construction contractors, municipalities, and supply warehouses for use in various consumer and industrial markets, including residential construction, flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, healthcare products, water treatment, and coatings, as well as other durable and non-durable goods. The company was formerly known as Westlake Chemical Corporation and changed its name to Westlake Corporation in February 2022. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Westlake Corporation is a subsidiary of TTWF LP.

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WLK Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 9/6 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industrial organic chemicals
Commodity Chemicals
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
High Stock Price Forecast
Low Stock Price Forecast
Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
14 Analysts


Net Income
$2.02 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.78 billion
Cash Flow
$22.21 per share
Book Value
$66.72 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$10.94 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. James Y. Chao (Age 74)
    Exec. Chairman
    Comp: $2.55M
  • Mr. Albert Yuan Chao (Age 72)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $4.74M
  • Mr. Mark Steven Bender CPAMr. Mark Steven Bender CPA (Age 65)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.84M
  • Mr. Roger Lester Kearns (Age 59)
    COO and Exec. VP of Performance & Essential Materials
    Comp: $1.84M
  • Mr. Robert F. BuesingerMr. Robert F. Buesinger (Age 65)
    Exec. VP of Housing, Infrastructure Products, IT & Digital
    Comp: $1.59M
  • Mr. Johnathan Stevan ZoellerMr. Johnathan Stevan Zoeller (Age 46)
    VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. L. Benjamin EderingtonMr. L. Benjamin Ederington (Age 51)
    Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Admin. Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Lawrence Schubert
    VP of Corp. Devel. & Sustainability
  • Dr. Karl-Martin Schellerer
    Managing Director of Vinnolit Bus. and VP
  • Thomas J. Janssens
    Sr. VP of Operations, PEM & Corp. Logistics

WLK Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Westlake stock right now?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westlake in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" WLK shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WLK, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Westlake's stock price forecast for 2022?

14 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Westlake's shares. Their WLK share price forecasts range from $90.00 to $155.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $122.79 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 44.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have WLK shares performed in 2022?

Westlake's stock was trading at $97.13 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WLK shares have decreased by 12.2% and is now trading at $85.27.
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When is Westlake's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 1st 2022.
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How were Westlake's earnings last quarter?

Westlake Co. (NYSE:WLK) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The specialty chemicals company reported $6.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $6.33 by $0.27. The specialty chemicals company earned $4.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.29 billion. Westlake had a net margin of 18.97% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 32.17%.

How often does Westlake pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Westlake?

Westlake declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.357 per share on Tuesday, September 6th. This represents a $1.43 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 19th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.30.
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Is Westlake a good dividend stock?

Westlake (NYSE:WLK) pays an annual dividend of $1.43 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.67%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 17 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 6.47%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WLK will have a dividend payout ratio of 9.81% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Westlake's stock split?

Westlake shares split before market open on Wednesday, March 19th 2014. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 18th 2014. The newly minted shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell on Tuesday, March 18th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

What is Albert Chao's approval rating as Westlake's CEO?

60 employees have rated Westlake Chief Executive Officer Albert Chao on Glassdoor.com. Albert Chao has an approval rating of 91% among the company's employees. This puts Albert Chao in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 73.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Westlake to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Westlake own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Westlake investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Boeing (BA), Micron Technology (MU), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Mastercard (MA), Walmart (WMT), Broadcom (AVGO) and Costco Wholesale (COST).

What is Westlake's stock symbol?

Westlake trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WLK."

How do I buy shares of Westlake?

Shares of WLK stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Westlake's stock price today?

One share of WLK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $85.27.

How much money does Westlake make?

Westlake (NYSE:WLK) has a market capitalization of $10.94 billion and generates $11.78 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $2.02 billion in net income (profit) each year or $22.10 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Westlake have?

The company employs 14,550 workers across the globe.

Does Westlake have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Westlake: Axiall Canada Inc., Axiall Corporation, Axiall Holdco Inc., Axiall LLC, Axiall Limited Partnership, Axiall Noteco Inc., Axiall Taiwan Ltd., CertainTeed Corporation, Eagle Natrium LLC, Eagle Spinco Inc., Eagle US 2 LLC, Lagoon LLC, Nakan, North American Pipe Corporation, North American Specialty Products LLC, Plastic Trends Inc., Rome Acquisition Holding Corp., Rome Delaware Corp., Royal Building Products (USA) Inc., Royal Group Inc., Taiwan Chlorine Industries Ltd., Vinnolit Benelux-France B.V.B.A., Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG, Vinnolit Holdings, Vinnolit Holdings GmbH, Vinnolit Italia S.r.L., Vinnolit Limited, Vinnolit Monomer Geschäftsführungs GmbH, Vinnolit Schkopau GmbH, Vinnolit Treuhand GmbH, WPT LLC, Westlake Chemical Finance Corporation, Westlake Chemical Investments Inc., Westlake Chemical OpCo LP, Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC, Westlake Chemical Partners LP, Westlake Compounds LLC, Westlake Development Corporation, Westlake International Holdings Cooperatief U.A., Westlake International Holdings II C.V., Westlake International I B.V., Westlake Longview Corporation, Westlake Management Services Inc., Westlake Olefins LLC, Westlake Petrochemicals LLC, Westlake Polymers LLC, Westlake Styrene LLC, Westlake Switzerland GmbH, Westlake Vinyl Corporation, Westlake Vinyls Company LP, and Westlake Vinyls Inc..
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How can I contact Westlake?

Westlake's mailing address is 2801 POST OAK BLVD SUITE 600, HOUSTON TX, 77056. The official website for the company is www.westlake.com. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at (713) 960-9111, via email at investorrelations@westlake.com, or via fax at 713-963-1590.

This page (NYSE:WLK) was last updated on 9/30/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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