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$105.35
50-Day Range
$88.50
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52-Week Range
$40.55
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Volume456,528 shs
Average Volume607,257 shs
Market Capitalization$13.45 billion
P/E Ratio34.77
Dividend Yield1.04%
Beta1.62

Competitors

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) Vs. LYB, IFF, BAK, NEU, AMRS, and SXT

Should you be buying WLK stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "industrial organic chemicals" are considered alternatives and competitors to Westlake Chemical, including LyondellBasell Industries (LYB), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Braskem (BAK), NewMarket (NEU), Amyris (AMRS), and Sensient Technologies (SXT).

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

Volatility & Risk

LyondellBasell Industries has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westlake Chemical has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

LyondellBasell Industries pays an annual dividend of $4.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Westlake Chemical pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. LyondellBasell Industries pays out 43.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Westlake Chemical pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. LyondellBasell Industries has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Westlake Chemical has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for LyondellBasell Industries and Westlake Chemical, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
LyondellBasell Industries291002.38
Westlake Chemical37502.13

LyondellBasell Industries currently has a consensus target price of $92.1579, indicating a potential downside of 20.20%. Westlake Chemical has a consensus target price of $86.1429, indicating a potential downside of 17.96%. Given Westlake Chemical's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Westlake Chemical is more favorable than LyondellBasell Industries.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LyondellBasell Industries and Westlake Chemical's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
LyondellBasell Industries$34.73 billion1.11$3.40 billion$9.6212.00
Westlake Chemical$8.12 billion1.66$421 million$3.2632.21

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

Profitability

This table compares LyondellBasell Industries and Westlake Chemical's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
LyondellBasell Industries4.23%24.09%5.80%
Westlake Chemical5.14%4.74%2.25%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.6% of LyondellBasell Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of Westlake Chemical shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of LyondellBasell Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 73.1% of Westlake Chemical shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

LyondellBasell Industries beats Westlake Chemical on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) and Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westlake Chemical has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Westlake Chemical pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Westlake Chemical pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Westlake Chemical has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for International Flavors & Fragrances and Westlake Chemical, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
International Flavors & Fragrances031002.77
Westlake Chemical37502.13

International Flavors & Fragrances presently has a consensus target price of $147.5385, indicating a potential upside of 3.35%. Westlake Chemical has a consensus target price of $86.1429, indicating a potential downside of 17.96%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Westlake Chemical.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Westlake Chemical's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.91$455.87 million$6.1723.14
Westlake Chemical$8.12 billion1.66$421 million$3.2632.21

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Westlake Chemical. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Westlake Chemical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares International Flavors & Fragrances and Westlake Chemical's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%
Westlake Chemical5.14%4.74%2.25%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of Westlake Chemical shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 73.1% of Westlake Chemical shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Westlake Chemical on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Braskem (NYSE:BAK) and Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Braskem and Westlake Chemical, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Braskem03202.40
Westlake Chemical37502.13

Braskem presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 16.71%. Westlake Chemical has a consensus target price of $86.1429, indicating a potential downside of 17.96%. Given Braskem's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Braskem is more favorable than Westlake Chemical.

Profitability

This table compares Braskem and Westlake Chemical's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Braskem-20.56%-962.43%-13.59%
Westlake Chemical5.14%4.74%2.25%

Risk & Volatility

Braskem has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westlake Chemical has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Braskem shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of Westlake Chemical shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Braskem shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 73.1% of Westlake Chemical shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Braskem and Westlake Chemical's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Braskem$12.72 billion0.64$-643,890,000.00($1.71)-11.94
Westlake Chemical$8.12 billion1.66$421 million$3.2632.21

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

Summary

Westlake Chemical beats Braskem on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) and NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Westlake Chemical has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NewMarket has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Westlake Chemical and NewMarket's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Westlake Chemical5.14%4.74%2.25%
NewMarket12.58%37.86%13.54%

Dividends

Westlake Chemical pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. NewMarket pays an annual dividend of $7.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Westlake Chemical pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Westlake Chemical has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years and NewMarket has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Westlake Chemical and NewMarket, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Westlake Chemical37502.13
NewMarket0000N/A

Westlake Chemical currently has a consensus target price of $86.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 17.96%. Given Westlake Chemical's higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Westlake Chemical is more favorable than NewMarket.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Westlake Chemical and NewMarket's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Westlake Chemical$8.12 billion1.66$421 million$3.2632.21
NewMarket$2.19 billion1.77$254.29 millionN/AN/A

Westlake Chemical has higher revenue and earnings than NewMarket.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

28.2% of Westlake Chemical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of NewMarket shares are held by institutional investors. 73.1% of Westlake Chemical shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of NewMarket shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Westlake Chemical beats NewMarket on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) and Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Amyris has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westlake Chemical has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Amyris and Westlake Chemical's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Amyris-223.41%N/A-149.25%
Westlake Chemical5.14%4.74%2.25%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Amyris and Westlake Chemical's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Amyris$152.56 million23.97$-242,770,000.00($2.72)-4.61
Westlake Chemical$8.12 billion1.66$421 million$3.2632.21

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.5% of Amyris shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of Westlake Chemical shares are held by institutional investors. 39.7% of Amyris shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 73.1% of Westlake Chemical shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Amyris and Westlake Chemical, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Amyris00503.00
Westlake Chemical37502.13

Amyris presently has a consensus target price of $17.87, suggesting a potential upside of 42.45%. Westlake Chemical has a consensus target price of $86.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 17.96%. Given Amyris' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Amyris is more favorable than Westlake Chemical.

Summary

Westlake Chemical beats Amyris on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) and Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Westlake Chemical and Sensient Technologies' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Westlake Chemical$8.12 billion1.66$421 million$3.2632.21
Sensient Technologies$1.32 billion2.73$82.05 million$2.9628.90

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

Profitability

This table compares Westlake Chemical and Sensient Technologies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Westlake Chemical5.14%4.74%2.25%
Sensient Technologies5.12%13.65%6.97%

Risk and Volatility

Westlake Chemical has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sensient Technologies has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Westlake Chemical pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Sensient Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Westlake Chemical pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sensient Technologies pays out 52.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Westlake Chemical has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years and Sensient Technologies has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Westlake Chemical and Sensient Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Westlake Chemical37502.13
Sensient Technologies00103.00

Westlake Chemical currently has a consensus price target of $86.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 17.96%. Sensient Technologies has a consensus price target of $70.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.16%. Given Westlake Chemical's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Westlake Chemical is more favorable than Sensient Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.2% of Westlake Chemical shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of Sensient Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 73.1% of Westlake Chemical shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Sensient Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Westlake Chemical beats Sensient Technologies on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Westlake Chemical Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
LyondellBasell Industries logo
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries
2.2$115.48+1.2%$38.61 billion$34.73 billion32.81Analyst Report
International Flavors & Fragrances logo
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
2.5$142.75+1.1%$35.53 billion$5.14 billion42.74Earnings Announcement
Insider Buying
Braskem logo
BAK
Braskem
0.8$20.41+2.9%$8.14 billion$12.72 billion-3.60
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.0$354.64+0.5%$3.88 billion$2.19 billion15.44
Amyris logo
AMRS
Amyris
1.5$12.55+7.0%$3.66 billion$152.56 million-5.63
Sensient Technologies logo
SXT
Sensient Technologies
1.8$85.53+0.2%$3.62 billion$1.32 billion53.79
Methanex logo
MEOH
Methanex
1.6$39.07+2.8%$2.98 billion$2.78 billion-23.40
Renewable Energy Group logo
REGI
Renewable Energy Group
2.4$63.07+0.2%$2.80 billion$2.64 billion4.56Analyst Revision
Gap Down
Gevo logo
GEVO
Gevo
1.3$6.80+13.1%$1.35 billion$24.49 million-4.17Earnings Announcement
Green Plains logo
GPRE
Green Plains
1.6$27.22+1.7%$1.21 billion$2.42 billion-9.58Gap Down
Codexis logo
CDXS
Codexis
1.5$18.18+0.6%$1.17 billion$68.46 million-51.94
Westlake Chemical Partners logo
WLKP
Westlake Chemical Partners
2.1$26.52+0.5%$933.48 million$1.09 billion14.41
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.3$16.20+8.0%$708.64 million$205.23 million6.23Dividend Announcement
High Trading Volume
REX American Resources logo
REX
REX American Resources
0.9$78.90+1.9%$472.77 million$418.03 million121.38
Aemetis logo
AMTX
Aemetis
1.5$10.17+7.7%$319.48 million$202 million-7.26Earnings Announcement
Analyst Revision
Green Plains Partners logo
GPP
Green Plains Partners
1.8$12.41+3.8%$287.96 million$82.39 million7.09
TOMI Environmental Solutions logo
TOMZ
TOMI Environmental Solutions
0.0$2.98+5.4%$50.10 million$6.35 million0.00News Coverage
CYTH
Cyclo Therapeutics
1.8$7.04+0.6%$44.77 million$1.01 million0.00Upcoming Earnings
Gap Up
TANH
Tantech
0.6$1.08+0.9%$38.77 million$49.23 million0.00
This page was last updated on 5/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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