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WLK [NYSE]
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Index- P/E23.18 EPS (ttm)4.61 Insider Own0.40% Shs Outstand132.11M Perf Week3.99%
Market Cap14.10B Forward P/E14.16 EPS next Y7.54 Insider Trans-36.82% Shs Float35.52M Perf Month-1.16%
Income597.70M PEG1.21 EPS next Q1.68 Inst Own31.10% Short Float9.18% Perf Quarter17.85%
Sales7.77B P/S1.82 EPS this Y-37.20% Inst Trans-2.67% Short Ratio4.11 Perf Half Y53.17%
Book/sh31.52 P/B3.39 EPS next Y35.53% ROA5.50% Target Price114.78 Perf Year70.41%
Cash/sh- P/C- EPS next 5Y19.23% ROE15.80% 52W Range59.58 - 115.19 Perf YTD0.22%
Dividend0.84 P/FCF24.49 EPS past 5Y9.60% ROI5.90% 52W High-7.32% Beta1.60
Dividend %0.79% Quick Ratio1.60 Sales past 5Y7.00% Gross Margin20.00% 52W Low79.19% ATR3.65
Employees8870 Current Ratio2.30 Sales Q/Q64.90% Oper. Margin13.10% RSI (14)48.15 Volatility3.35% 3.27%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.82 EPS Q/Q219.60% Profit Margin7.70% Rel Volume1.01 Prev Close109.24
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.82 EarningsFeb 20 BMO Payout16.90% Avg Volume793.41K Price106.76
Recom2.30 SMA20-2.03% SMA50-0.18% SMA20028.55% Volume802,653 Change-2.27%
Jan-16-18Downgrade BofA/Merrill Neutral → Underperform
Jan-09-18Initiated Morgan Stanley Equal-Weight $120
Nov-09-17Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $103 → $114
Nov-06-17Initiated Johnson Rice Accumulate $100
Oct-10-17Reiterated Cowen Outperform $78 → $92
Sep-26-17Upgrade Instinet Neutral → Buy
Aug-22-17Reiterated Cowen Outperform $70 → $78
May-23-17Reiterated Cowen Outperform $66 → $70
Feb-09-17Initiated Citigroup Buy $72
Oct-14-16Initiated Tudor Pickering Hold
Sep-01-16Reiterated Cowen Outperform $60 → $65
Aug-23-16Upgrade RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform → Outperform $47 → $59
Jun-15-16Upgrade SunTrust Neutral → Buy $44 → $52
Jun-13-16Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $50 → $52
Jun-13-16Reiterated Cowen Outperform $53 → $60
Mar-10-16Reiterated Cowen Outperform $57 → $53
Jan-08-16Reiterated Cowen Outperform $65 → $57
Nov-05-15Downgrade RBC Capital Mkts Outperform → Sector Perform $66 → $65
Aug-24-15Reiterated Cowen Outperform $84 → $65
Aug-10-15Downgrade Goldman Neutral → Sell
Feb-19-18 06:30AM  Westlake Chemical to Expand Chlor-Alkali, PVC and VCM Capacities at Facilities in Germany and Louisiana Business Wire
Feb-16-18 06:30PM  Westlake Chemical Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend Business Wire
Feb-15-18 10:36AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Q4 Earnings: What's in the Cards? Zacks
Feb-06-18 08:00AM  Westlake Chemical Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings for 2017 Conference Call Business Wire +5.06%
Feb-02-18 07:19PM  Is Westlake Chemical Partners LPs (NYSE:WLKP) PE Ratio A Signal To Buy For Investors? Simply Wall St.
Jan-26-18 03:44PM  Can LyondellBasells Stock Continue Its Surge? Market Realist
Jan-19-18 01:52PM  10 Stocks to Buy Instead of Bitcoin InvestorPlace
Jan-16-18 10:55AM  Eastman Chemicals Demand for Tritan Continues to Grow in Asia Market Realist
09:00AM  RoyalMD Produits de bâtiment dévoile sa palette de couleurs dextérieur pour lannée 2018 Business Wire
09:00AM  Royal® Building Products Reveals 2018 Exterior Color Palette of the Year Business Wire
Jan-15-18 07:10AM  Westlake Chemical Up 89% in a Year: What's Behind the Rally? Zacks
Jan-09-18 09:00AM  Royal® Building Products Continues to Innovate with New Trim Product, Conceal Column Wraps, at International Builders Show Business Wire
Jan-08-18 02:20PM  MLP Rating Updates for Week Ended January 5 Market Realist
06:30AM  Westlake Chemical Appoints New Directors to Its Board Business Wire
Jan-02-18 08:39AM  Westlake Chemical Hits New 52-Week High: What's Driving It? Zacks
Dec-28-17 08:15AM  Eastman Chemical Coal Gasification Plant to Resume Operation Zacks
08:08AM  CF Industries (CF) Hits New 52-Week High: What's Driving It? Zacks
Dec-27-17 08:34AM  7 Hot Momentum Stocks to Watch in 2018 Zacks
07:45AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Up 62% in 6 Months: Here's Why Zacks
Dec-26-17 11:30AM  Westlake Announces Optional Redemption of Senior Notes Market Realist
11:13AM  Top Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for December 26th Zacks
08:45AM  Agnico Eagle (AEM) to Acquire the Exploration Assets of CMC Zacks
08:33AM  Huntsman (HUN) Stock Up 23% in 3 Months: What's Driving It? Zacks
Dec-21-17 01:05PM  Where Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) Stands In Terms Of Earnings Growth Against Its Industry Simply Wall St.
12:55PM  Did Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) Create Value For Shareholders? Simply Wall St.
10:30AM  Whats Eastman Chemicals Short Interest? Market Realist
08:44AM  Marrone Bio Inks Regalia Maxx Distribution Deal With Disagro Zacks
08:10AM  Celanese (CE) Set to Increase Acetyl Intermediates Prices Zacks
Dec-20-17 09:45AM  Huntsman (HUN) Hits New 52-Week High: What's Driving It? Zacks
08:40AM  Albemarle Launches Granite Technology, Boosts FCC Portfolio Zacks
07:45AM  Zacks.com highlights: Broadcom, Jones Lang LaSalle and Westlake Chemical Zacks
07:20AM  Free Research Report as Westlake Chemicals Revenue Grew 65%; EPS Surged 215.7% ACCESSWIRE
07:09AM  Eastman Chemical (EMN) to Hike Prices of Resin Intermediates Zacks
07:06AM  PPG Industries to Hike Price of Precipitated Silica Products Zacks
Dec-19-17 08:53AM  ArcelorMittal (MT) Extends $1-Billion MCB Conversion Date Zacks
08:51AM  Celanese (CE) Signs Agreement to Acquire Omni Plastics Zacks
03:00AM  Westlake Chemical Earns Membership In 95-Plus Composite Rating Club Investor's Business Daily
Dec-18-17 04:30PM  Westlake Chemical Announces Delivery of Redemption Notices for Optional Redemption of $688 Million of Senior Notes Business Wire
08:02AM  Air Products to Supply Industrial Gases for China Project Zacks
Dec-15-17 09:37AM  Albemarle to Sell Portion of Performance Catalysts Unit Zacks
Dec-14-17 10:44AM  The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kronos Worldwide, Westlake Chemical, Kraton, Albemarle and Celanese Zacks
07:51AM  DowDuPont 3D Printing Materials Now Available in China Zacks
Dec-13-17 03:30PM  U.S. Chemical Industry Set to Ride High: 5 Stocks for 2018 Zacks
09:04AM  CF Industries Well Poised on High Demand Amid Pricing Woes Zacks
08:33AM  Kinross (KGC) Gets Mining Rights Adjacent to Fort Knox Zacks
07:34AM  Air Products (APD) Inks Supply Deal With TP JGC Coral France Zacks
Dec-12-17 09:05AM  DowDuPont Unit to Expand Propionic Acid Facility in Texas Zacks
09:03AM  Cleveland-Cliffs Closes Acquisition of Real Estate Interests Zacks
07:15AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Stock Up 80% YTD: What's Driving It? Zacks
Dec-11-17 08:30AM  Methanex (MEOH) Clinches Gas Supply Agreement with ENAP Zacks
08:12AM  Allegheny (ATI) to Supply Solutions for Oil Pipeline Project Zacks
08:05AM  Celanese (CE) Inaugurates Customer Solution Center in Tokyo Zacks
Dec-08-17 08:18AM  Newmont Revises FY18 View, Aims At Least 50% Dividend Hike Zacks
08:16AM  Eastman Chemical Hikes Dividend for Eighth Straight Year Zacks
Dec-07-17 09:01AM  Westlake Chemicals Valuation: Still Better Than Peers Market Realist
08:59AM  Huntsman (HUN) Closes Secondary Public Offering of Venator Zacks
08:42AM  Can Westlake Chemical (WLK) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions? Zacks
08:34AM  ArcelorMittal (MT) Issues EUR 500M Notes Under EMTN Program Zacks
08:32AM  Celanese (CE) Set to Increase Acetyl Intermediate Prices Zacks
08:29AM  Newmont Inks Deal to Boost Long-term Growth in Guiana Shield Zacks
07:32AM  Why the Consensus Target Price for Westlake Chemical Is Changing Market Realist
Dec-06-17 10:45AM  Why Westlake Chemicals Dividend Yield Continues to Slide Market Realist
09:15AM  Westlake Chemical Is Set to Pay Its 4Q17 Dividend Market Realist
08:07AM  Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) Declares Pricing of Senior Notes Zacks
07:44AM  Can Westlake Chemical Continue to Create Investor Wealth? Market Realist
Dec-05-17 08:39AM  How Westlake Chemical (WLK) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry Zacks
08:16AM  Celanese's (CE) Subsidiary Prices Senior Notes Offering Zacks
Dec-04-17 11:32AM  Weekly CEO Buys Highlight GuruFocus.com
08:10AM  CF Industries (CF) Subsidiary Redeems Senior Notes Due 2018 Zacks
08:00AM  Barrick (ABX) Invests in Reunion Gold, Acquires 15% Stake Zacks
Dec-01-17 03:30PM  How Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP) Delivered A Better ROE Than Its Industry Simply Wall St.
08:12AM  DowDuPont Unit Sets Up Microbiome Venture to Drive Growth Zacks
08:10AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Closes Offering of Senior Notes Zacks
Nov-30-17 07:35AM  DowDuPont's Specialty Products Division Launches Kalrez 9600 Zacks
07:33AM  Celanese (CE) Set to Raise Acetaldehyde Price in Europe Zacks
Nov-29-17 07:15PM  Westlake Chemical Partners Lp (WLKP) President & CEO Albert Chao Bought $327,502 of Shares GuruFocus.com
04:30PM  Westlake Chemical Announces Closing of Offering of 4.375% Senior Notes due 2047 and Remarketing of 3.50% Tax-Exempt Bonds due 2032 Business Wire
07:33AM  Eastman Chemical Tritan Picked for Panasonic Food Processors Zacks
07:30AM  PPG Industries Rolls Out Economical Rust-Inhibitive Primer Zacks
Nov-28-17 11:15AM  Westlake Chemical Partners Lp (WLKP) President & CEO Albert Chao Bought $229,495 of Shares GuruFocus.com
06:48AM  5 Reasons to Add Westlake Chemical to Your Portfolio Now Zacks
Nov-27-17 12:20PM  Westlake Chemical Prices Its 2017 Revenue Refunding Bonds Market Realist
10:50AM  Westlake Chemical Corp. : WLK-US: Dividend Analysis : November 27th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : November 27, 2017 Capital Cube
08:23AM  Eastman Chemical (EMN) Poised on Cost Cuts Amid Headwinds Zacks
Nov-24-17 09:01AM  Agrium Poised on Retail Expansion Amid Pricing Concerns Zacks
Nov-23-17 09:00AM  Innospec (IOSP) Up 27% in 3 Months: What's Driving It? Zacks
06:39AM  AK Steel Poised on Strategic Actions Amid Pricing Pressure Zacks
Nov-22-17 08:39AM  3 Reasons Why Westlake Chemical (WLK) is a Great Momentum Stock Zacks
08:12AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Declares Pricing of Tax-Exempt Bonds Zacks
08:10AM  Nucor Announces Plans to Build Rebar Micro Mill in Missouri Zacks
Nov-21-17 05:47PM  Westlake Chemical Announces Pricing of ReOffering of Tax-Exempt Bonds Business Wire
04:57PM  Five Scorching Hot Strong Buy Stocks Zacks
03:32PM  Westlake Chemical Up 32% in 3 Months: What's Driving It? Zacks
09:03AM  Air Products Inks Oxygen & Nitrogen Supply Deal in China Zacks
08:59AM  Kronos Worldwide Scales New 52-Week High on Upbeat Prospects Zacks
Nov-20-17 08:00AM  AK Steel (AKS) to Increase Price of Carbon Steel Products Zacks
Nov-17-17 04:47PM  Westlake Chemical Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend Business Wire
07:36AM  Celanese (CE) to Hike Acetyl Intermediates Price in Asia Zacks
07:34AM  PPG Industries, SiNode Team Up for Vehicle Battery Technology Zacks
07:30AM  Earnings Review and Free Research Report: W. R. Graces Net Revenue Grew 6.2%; EPS Surged 20.7% ACCESSWIRE
Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products. It operates through two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The Olefins segment offers ethylene, polyethylene, styrene monomer, and various ethylene co-products, as well as sells propylene, crude butadiene, pyrolysis gasoline, and hydrogen. The Vinyls segment provides specialty and commodity PVC, VCM, EDC, chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated derivative, and ethylene products. This segment also manufactures and sells products fabricated from PVC, including pipe, fittings, profiles, trims, mouldings, fence and decking products, window and door components, and film and sheet products. The company's products are used in various consumer and industrial markets, including flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, and residential and commercial construction, as well as other durable and non-durable goods. Westlake Chemical Corporation also offers its products to a range of customers, including chemical processors, plastics fabricators, small construction contractors, municipalities, and supply warehouses primarily in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Westlake Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of TTWF LP.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFODec 04Option Exercise22.926,500148,94830,567Dec 05 01:08 PM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFODec 04Sale97.836,500635,90224,067Dec 05 01:08 PM
Buesinger Robert F.EVP, Vinyls ProductsDec 01Sale98.502,674263,3896,635Dec 04 09:58 AM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 29Option Exercise9.6516,844162,460290,862Nov 30 12:49 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 29Sale95.2516,8441,604,340274,018Nov 30 12:49 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 28Option Exercise9.6525,000241,125299,018Nov 30 12:49 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 28Sale94.5625,0002,364,081274,018Nov 30 12:49 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 27Option Exercise9.6525,000241,125299,018Nov 28 10:53 AM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 27Sale93.9625,0002,349,055274,018Nov 28 10:53 AM
Chao JamesChairmanNov 24Option Exercise62.6766,0264,137,745184,995Nov 27 12:33 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 24Option Exercise9.6520,000192,900294,018Nov 27 12:40 PM
Chao JamesChairmanNov 24Sale94.6166,0266,246,786118,969Nov 27 12:33 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 24Sale94.5820,0001,891,680274,018Nov 27 12:40 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 22Option Exercise9.6525,000241,125299,018Nov 27 12:40 PM
Chao JamesChairmanNov 22Option Exercise45.7010,109461,956129,078Nov 27 12:33 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 22Sale94.9025,0002,372,397274,018Nov 27 12:40 PM
Chao JamesChairmanNov 22Sale95.2010,109962,407118,969Nov 27 12:33 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 21Option Exercise9.6525,000241,125299,018Nov 22 11:10 AM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 21Sale94.3425,0002,358,375274,018Nov 22 11:10 AM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFONov 21Sale94.2720,3821,921,30924,067Nov 22 10:50 AM
Buesinger Robert F.EVP, Vinyls ProductsNov 17Option Exercise63.985,214333,57914,523Nov 20 09:45 AM
Buesinger Robert F.EVP, Vinyls ProductsNov 17Sale93.825,214489,1999,309Nov 20 09:45 AM
BLAKELY ROBERT TDirectorNov 14Sale92.334,367403,19011,700Nov 15 10:11 AM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFONov 13Option Exercise10.2629,804305,86474,253Nov 15 10:25 AM
Teel Lawrence E.EVP, OlefinsNov 13Option Exercise57.7911,912688,45213,516Nov 15 10:08 AM
Mangieri George JSVP & Chief Accounting OfficerNov 13Option Exercise55.0710,466576,31917,043Nov 15 09:48 AM
Mangieri George JSVP & Chief Accounting OfficerNov 13Sale94.4413,3811,263,7663,662Nov 15 09:48 AM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFONov 13Sale94.0229,8042,802,08244,449Nov 15 10:25 AM
Teel Lawrence E.EVP, OlefinsNov 13Sale93.9912,7121,194,765804Nov 15 10:08 AM
Bender Mark StevenExecutive VP & CFOAug 15Sale70.2213,794968,62044,449Aug 16 04:56 PM
Jenkins Dorothy CDirectorAug 14Option Exercise13.563,84052,08045,115Aug 15 06:25 PM
Mangieri George JVP & Chief Accounting OfficerMay 17Sale62.216,578409,1986,577May 18 04:47 PM
Bender Mark StevenSr VP, CFO and TreasurerMar 10Sale64.3212,000771,78558,243Mar 13 04:01 PM
Buesinger Robert F.Sr. Vice President, VinylsMar 01Option Exercise45.008,193368,72117,502Mar 03 06:47 PM
Buesinger Robert F.Sr. Vice President, VinylsMar 01Sale66.258,193542,7869,309Mar 03 06:47 PM