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S&P 500   5,011.12
DOW   37,775.38
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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/18/2024
CSX Co.: The Railroad Powering Ahead with an Earnings Beat
Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
IMF's Georgieva says there's 'plenty to worry about' despite recovery for many economies
World Bank's Banga wants to make gains in tackling the effects of climate change, poverty and war
Taiwan Semiconductor Earnings: AI Dominance and Future Outlook
S&P 500   5,011.12
DOW   37,775.38
QQQ   423.41
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/18/2024
CSX Co.: The Railroad Powering Ahead with an Earnings Beat
Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
IMF's Georgieva says there's 'plenty to worry about' despite recovery for many economies
World Bank's Banga wants to make gains in tackling the effects of climate change, poverty and war
Taiwan Semiconductor Earnings: AI Dominance and Future Outlook
S&P 500   5,011.12
DOW   37,775.38
QQQ   423.41
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/18/2024
CSX Co.: The Railroad Powering Ahead with an Earnings Beat
Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
IMF's Georgieva says there's 'plenty to worry about' despite recovery for many economies
World Bank's Banga wants to make gains in tackling the effects of climate change, poverty and war
Taiwan Semiconductor Earnings: AI Dominance and Future Outlook

Westlake (WLK) Competitors

$148.95
+0.36 (+0.24%)
(As of 04/18/2024 ET)

WLK vs. LYB, NEU, CCJ, RS, MT, PKX, WPM, STLD, FNV, and CE

Should you be buying Westlake stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Westlake include LyondellBasell Industries (LYB), NewMarket (NEU), Cameco (CCJ), Reliance (RS), ArcelorMittal (MT), POSCO (PKX), Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM), Steel Dynamics (STLD), Franco-Nevada (FNV), and Celanese (CE). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Westlake vs.

Westlake (NYSE:WLK) and LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, media sentiment, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Westlake currently has a consensus price target of $144.43, suggesting a potential downside of 3.04%. LyondellBasell Industries has a consensus price target of $103.82, suggesting a potential upside of 4.44%. Given LyondellBasell Industries' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LyondellBasell Industries is more favorable than Westlake.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Westlake
2 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.13
LyondellBasell Industries
1 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.38

In the previous week, Westlake and Westlake both had 10 articles in the media. Westlake's average media sentiment score of 1.05 beat LyondellBasell Industries' score of 0.58 indicating that Westlake is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Westlake
3 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
LyondellBasell Industries
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

LyondellBasell Industries received 286 more outperform votes than Westlake when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.06% of users gave LyondellBasell Industries an outperform vote while only 58.17% of users gave Westlake an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
WestlakeOutperform Votes
452
58.17%
Underperform Votes
325
41.83%
LyondellBasell IndustriesOutperform Votes
738
64.06%
Underperform Votes
414
35.94%

LyondellBasell Industries has a net margin of 5.16% compared to Westlake's net margin of 3.82%. LyondellBasell Industries' return on equity of 21.89% beat Westlake's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Westlake3.82% 9.70% 5.06%
LyondellBasell Industries 5.16%21.89%7.73%

Westlake pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. LyondellBasell Industries pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Westlake pays out 54.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. LyondellBasell Industries pays out 77.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

LyondellBasell Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Westlake. LyondellBasell Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Westlake, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Westlake$12.55B1.52$479M$3.7040.26
LyondellBasell Industries$41.11B0.79$2.12B$6.4715.36

Westlake has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LyondellBasell Industries has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

28.4% of Westlake shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.2% of LyondellBasell Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 74.1% of Westlake shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of LyondellBasell Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

LyondellBasell Industries beats Westlake on 13 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding WLK and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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WLK vs. The Competition

MetricWestlakeIndustrial organic chemicals IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$19.05B$4.69B$2.85B$17.23B
Dividend Yield1.35%3.28%5.36%3.62%
P/E Ratio40.265.57129.1720.80
Price / Sales1.5251,602.86887,196.9810.14
Price / Cash8.8085.0923.3317.09
Price / Book1.771.833.554.84
Net Income$479M$8.74M$173.97M$969.88M
7 Day Performance-2.96%-1.56%-1.25%-2.30%
1 Month Performance2.10%0.88%14.34%-3.08%
1 Year Performance25.98%-7.50%125.49%77.61%

Westlake Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries
3.8547 of 5 stars
$104.76
+0.9%
$102.17
-2.5%
+2.3%$34.00B$41.11B16.1920,000Upcoming Earnings
NEU
NewMarket
1.4445 of 5 stars
$603.10
-1.8%
N/A+58.5%$5.78B$2.70B14.922,000Upcoming Earnings
CCJ
Cameco
3.2463 of 5 stars
$47.90
-1.7%
$40.25
-16.0%
+85.3%$21.17B$2.59B79.831,931Upcoming Earnings
Options Volume
RS
Reliance
3.9696 of 5 stars
$335.95
-0.3%
$358.50
+6.7%
+26.2%$19.29B$14.81B14.8615,000Upcoming Earnings
MT
ArcelorMittal
3.6644 of 5 stars
$27.98
+0.5%
N/A-16.3%$22.43B$68.28B27.98126,756Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
PKX
POSCO
0 of 5 stars
$75.75
+1.1%
N/A-11.7%$22.68B$77.13T15.9138,175Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
WPM
Wheaton Precious Metals
3.493 of 5 stars
$51.01
+1.9%
$53.10
+4.1%
+5.3%$23.11B$1.02B42.8742Positive News
STLD
Steel Dynamics
3.7018 of 5 stars
$146.73
-0.8%
$117.43
-20.0%
+26.6%$23.18B$18.80B10.0612,600Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Positive News
FNV
Franco-Nevada
3.4498 of 5 stars
$121.84
+1.4%
$147.30
+20.9%
-21.4%$23.41B$1.22B-50.1438Analyst Report
CE
Celanese
4.2279 of 5 stars
$166.30
+1.0%
$148.00
-11.0%
+41.2%$18.11B$10.94B9.2912,410Dividend Announcement

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