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Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)

Stock Price: $89.40 USD 4.11 (4.82%)
Updated Mar 5, 2021 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
Market Cap 11.18B
Revenue (ttm) 7.50B
Net Income (ttm) 330.00M
Shares Out 127.85M
EPS (ttm) 2.56
PE Ratio 34.92
Forward PE 22.52
Dividend $1.07
Dividend Yield 1.19%
Trading Day March 5
Last Price $89.40
Previous Close $85.29
Change ($) 4.11
Change (%) 4.82%
Day's Open 86.42
Day's Range 84.96 - 89.68
Day's Volume 946,715
52-Week Range 28.48 - 91.54

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Zacks Investment Research - 9 hours ago

The U.S. chemical industry has pulled off a comeback from coronavirus-induced challenges, aided by a return of economic activities. WLK, DOW, PPG, EMN and HUN are worth betting on right now.

Other stocks mentioned: DOW, EMN, HUN, PPG
Zacks Investment Research - 2 days ago

4 Top Stocks to Ride the Upturn in Chemical Plastics Industry

Other stocks mentioned: COVTY, JSCPY, TSE
Zacks Investment Research - 1 week ago

Westlake Chemical (WLK) benefits from higher prices and margins for polyethylene and PVC resin and strength in downstream building products in Q4.

Zacks Investment Research - 1 week ago

Westlake (WLK) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 27.94% and 4.30%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Benzinga - 1 week ago

Shares of Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) moved higher by 0.0% in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results. Quarterly Results Earnings per share increased 135.14% year over year t...

Business Wire - 1 week ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) (the "Company" or "Westlake") today reported net income attributable to Westlake for the three months ended December 31, 202...

Forbes - 1 week ago

The Allstate board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.81 cents on each outstanding share of the corporation's common stock, payable in cash on April 1, 2021, to stockholders ...

Other stocks mentioned: ABT, ALL, CHE, LDOS
Business Wire - 1 week ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) declared today a regular dividend distribution of $0.2700 per share for the fourth quarter of 2020....

Zacks Investment Research - 3 weeks ago

Westlake (WLK) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Business Wire - 3 weeks ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) will release its fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2020 prior to the market opening on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. T...

Zacks Investment Research - 1 month ago

Westlake Chemical (WLK) has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past two months, and belongs to a strong industry as well.

Seeking Alpha - 1 month ago

Westlake Chemical Partners LP is a Master Limited Partnership (MLP) that stands out among its peers. Strong liquidity position and healthy leverage ratios provide for financial flexibility.

Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

Is Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP) a great pick from the value investor's perspective right now? Read on to know more.

Forbes - 2 months ago

After more than 150% gain since the March 23 lows of this year, at the current price of $82 per share we believe Westlake Chemical Stock is overpriced. Westlake Chemical, a global manufacturer...

Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to th...

Zacks Investment Research - 3 months ago

Westlake (WLK) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock?

Business Wire - 3 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake (NYSE: WLK) announced Roger Kearns appointed by Board of Directors as Exec. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, eff. Jan. 1, 2021

Business Wire - 3 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) declared today a regular dividend distribution of $0.2700 per share for the third quarter of 2020. ...

Zacks Investment Research - 4 months ago

Hurricane Laura hurts Westlake Chemical's (WLK) Q3 margins. Nevertheless, its top and bottom line surpass their respective consensus marks.

Seeking Alpha - 4 months ago

Westlake Chemical Corporation's (WLK) CEO Albert Chao on Q3 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha - 4 months ago

Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP) CEO Albert Chao on Q3 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Zacks Investment Research - 4 months ago

Westlake (WLK) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 30.43% and 6.16%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Business Wire - 4 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) (the "Company" or "Westlake") today reported net income attributable to Westlake for the three months ended September 30, 20...

Zacks Investment Research - 4 months ago

3 Top Stocks From the Resurgent Chemical Plastics Industry

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Business Wire - 4 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) will release its third quarter 2020 earnings prior to the market opening on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The company will host a c...

Business Wire - 5 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Directs Redemption of $89 Million of Series 2010-1 GO Zone Revenue Bonds and $65 Million of Series 2010-2 Ike Zone Revenue Bonds

Business Wire - 5 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) announced the company and the Chao Foundation have contributed a combined $500,000 to the Hurricane Laura Disaster Fund.

Business Wire - 5 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical (NYSE: WLK) today issued a statement updating the impact of Hurricane Laura, on its Lake Charles, La.-area plants.

Zacks Investment Research - 6 months ago

Westlake (WLK) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock?

Business Wire - 6 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) issued a statement regarding Hurricane Laura, which made landfall near its plants in the Lake Charles, La.

Seeking Alpha - 6 months ago

Westlake Chemical Partners: Still Superior To Other High-Yielding MLPs

Investors Business Daily - 6 months ago

Westlake Chemical (WLK) saw a welcome improvement to its Relative Strength (RS) Rating on Tuesday, with an upgrade from 63 to 71.

InvestorPlace - 6 months ago

Dividend yields coupled with growth potential make these three chemical stocks to buy for long-term portfolios. The post 3 Chemical Stocks to Help Boost a Portfolio appeared first on Investor...

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Seeking Alpha - 6 months ago

Dividend Changes: August 8-14, 2020

Other stocks mentioned: BR, CBOE, FBHS, IFF, MLM, NDSN
Seeking Alpha - 6 months ago

Westlake Chemical Corporation's (WLK) CEO Albert Chao on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha - 6 months ago

Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP) CEO Albert Chao on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Zacks Investment Research - 6 months ago

Lower demand due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and a sharp decline in oil prices hurt Westlake Chemical's (WLK) bottom line in Q2.

Zacks Investment Research - 6 months ago

Westlake (WLK) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 1200.00% and 3.34%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Business Wire - 6 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) (the "Company" or "Westlake") today reported net income attributable to Westlake for the three months ended June 30, 2020 of...

Zacks Investment Research - 7 months ago

Westlake (WLK) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Business Wire - 7 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) will release its 2020 second quarter earnings prior to the market opening on Thursday, August 6, 2020. The company will host...

Business Wire - 7 months ago

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today confirmed that one of its subsidiaries has been named in a European Commission decision regarding certain anti-competi...

Zacks Investment Research - 8 months ago

Westlake Chemical's (WLK) unit Royal Building Products expects the collaboration with One Click Contractor to support virtual sales.

Zacks Investment Research - 8 months ago

Westlake Chemical (WLK) plans to employ a portion of the net proceeds to fund the purchase of three series of tax-exempt revenue bonds.

24/7 Wall Street - 8 months ago

Is it fair to say that the state of the markets and the economy in 2020 is unprecedented and uncharted?

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Benzinga - 9 months ago

Westlake Chemical (NYSE: WLK) shares are trading higher on Thursday after CFRA upgraded the stock from Sell to Hold and raised the price target on the stock from $37 to $56 per share.

Zacks Investment Research - 9 months ago

Westlake (WLK) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock?

Zacks Investment Research - 9 months ago

Income tax benefit boosts Westlake Chemical's (WLK) bottom line in Q1.

Seeking Alpha - 10 months ago

Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP) CEO Albert Chao on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha - 10 months ago

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) CEO Albert Chao on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

About WLK

Westlake Chemical Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Vinyls and Olefins. 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 PVC compounds and building products fabricated from PVC, including residential siding, trim and molding,... [Read more...]

Industry
Specialty Chemicals
IPO Date
Aug 11, 2004
CEO
Albert Chao
Employees
9,220
Stock Exchange
NYSE
Ticker Symbol
WLK
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Financial Performance

In 2020, WLK's revenue was $7.50 billion, a decrease of -7.56% compared to the previous year's $8.12 billion. Earnings were $330.00 million, a decrease of -21.62%.

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Analyst Forecasts

According to 14 analysts, the average rating for WLK stock is "Hold." The 12-month stock price forecast is 88.28, which is a decrease of -1.25% from the latest price.

Price Target
$88.28
(-1.25% downside)
Analyst Consensus: Hold