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WLK [NYSE]
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Index- P/E9.42 EPS (ttm)8.26 Insider Own0.40% Shs Outstand125.32M Perf Week3.68%
Market Cap9.75B Forward P/E9.80 EPS next Y7.94 Insider Trans-18.48% Shs Float35.72M Perf Month20.69%
Income1.08B PEG0.49 EPS next Q1.68 Inst Own30.60% Short Float8.21% Perf Quarter-1.23%
Sales8.65B P/S1.13 EPS this Y78.40% Inst Trans0.12% Short Ratio3.52 Perf Half Y-27.53%
Book/sh43.28 P/B1.80 EPS next Y-6.20% ROA14.30% Target Price85.53 Perf Year-27.94%
Cash/sh6.29 P/C12.38 EPS next 5Y19.27% ROE31.80% 52W Range59.78 - 124.29 Perf YTD17.62%
Dividend1.00 P/FCF10.31 EPS past 5Y13.60% ROI10.30% 52W High-37.38% Beta1.56
Dividend %1.28% Quick Ratio1.60 Sales past 5Y17.60% Gross Margin24.70% 52W Low30.20% ATR2.81
Employees8800 Current Ratio2.30 Sales Q/Q6.90% Oper. Margin18.20% RSI (14)67.48 Volatility3.57% 3.77%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.48 EPS Q/Q46.00% Profit Margin19.30% Rel Volume1.15 Prev Close75.51
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.48 EarningsFeb 19 BMO Payout6.80% Avg Volume832.55K Price77.83
Recom2.50 SMA2013.17% SMA5011.38% SMA200-16.04% Volume960,007 Change3.07%
Jan-08-19Upgrade BofA/Merrill Underperform → Buy
Dec-11-18Reiterated Cowen Market Perform $100 → $75
Sep-19-18Downgrade Tudor Pickering Buy → Hold
Sep-07-18Downgrade Cowen Outperform → Market Perform $120 → $100
Jun-21-18Initiated Bernstein Outperform $150
Jun-11-18Downgrade RBC Capital Mkts Outperform → Sector Perform
May-11-18Reiterated Cowen Outperform $122 → $124
Apr-09-18Downgrade JP Morgan Overweight → Neutral
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
Jan-18-19 07:48AM  Here's Why You Should Hold Onto Westlake Chemical Stock Now Zacks
Jan-09-19 08:41AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Surges: Stock Moves 6.6% Higher Zacks
Jan-03-19 09:05AM  Westlake Closes Buyout of NAKAN, Boosts Compounding Business Zacks
Jan-02-19 03:42PM  Houston chemical company closes $265M deal American City Business Journals
09:06AM  Westlake Chemical Closes Purchase of NAKAN PVC Compounding Solutions Business Business Wire
08:49AM  Westlake Chemical to Gain on Acquisitions & Strong Demand Zacks
Dec-21-18 08:25AM  Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK): Time For A Financial Health Check Simply Wall St.
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02:33AM  Do Hedge Funds Love Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)? Insider Monkey
Dec-06-18 09:31AM  Westlake (WLK) Down 11.5% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? Zacks
Dec-03-18 07:16AM  US Plastic Resins Output Rises in October: Tariffs a Concern Zacks
Nov-28-18 09:49AM  Is It Time To Consider Buying Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)? Simply Wall St.
Nov-20-18 12:15PM  Westlake Chemical Partners Lp (WLKP) President & CEO Albert Chao Bought $241,371 of Shares GuruFocus.com
Nov-19-18 11:15AM  Westlake Chemical Partners Lp (WLKP) President & CEO Albert Chao Bought $347,597 of Shares GuruFocus.com
Nov-16-18 04:30PM  Westlake Chemical Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend Business Wire
Nov-15-18 09:15AM  Westlake Chemical Partners Lp (WLKP) President & CEO Albert Chao Bought $410,549 of Shares GuruFocus.com
Nov-08-18 09:41AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Earnings & Sales Top Estimates in Q3 Zacks
Nov-06-18 05:41PM  Edited Transcript of WLK earnings conference call or presentation 6-Nov-18 4:00pm GMT Thomson Reuters StreetEvents +6.12%
07:55AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates Zacks
06:53AM  Westlake Chemical Partners: 3Q Earnings Snapshot Associated Press
06:51AM  Westlake: 3Q Earnings Snapshot Associated Press
06:30AM  Westlake Chemical Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter 2018 Results Business Wire
Nov-02-18 01:04PM  Should You Be Excited About Westlake Chemical Corporations (NYSE:WLK) 28% Return On Equity? Simply Wall St.
Oct-30-18 10:33AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy? Zacks
Oct-24-18 07:30AM  Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Airgain, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Westlake Chemical, TransEnterix, Versum Materials, and Triumph Group Fundamental Analysis, Key Performance Indications GlobeNewswire
Oct-23-18 07:00AM  Westlake Chemical Announces Third Quarter 2018 Conference Call Information Business Wire
Oct-22-18 05:26PM  5 Undervalued Companies With Predictable Businesses GuruFocus.com
Oct-12-18 07:10AM  Houston Exponential raises $25M fund of funds to bolster city's tech scene American City Business Journals
Oct-04-18 09:45AM  Is Westlake Chemical (WLK) a Great Stock for Value Investors? Zacks
Sep-27-18 03:41PM  Is There An Opportunity With Westlake Chemical Corporations (NYSE:WLK) 27% Undervaluation? Simply Wall St.
Sep-26-18 09:14AM  Westlake Chemical to Acquire NAKAN, Expand Global Footprint Zacks
Sep-25-18 04:48PM  Louisiana Loc. Govt. Env. Fac.& Comm.Dev.Auth -- Moody's upgrades Westlake to Baa2; stable outlook Moody's
12:35PM  Westlake Chemical plans to buy global PVC company for $265M American City Business Journals
08:00AM  Westlake Chemical Announces Offer to Acquire NAKAN PVC Compounding Solutions Business Business Wire
07:39AM  [$$] Westlake Chemical Offers to Buy Nakan From OpenGate for $265 Million The Wall Street Journal
Aug-29-18 08:11AM  What Does Westlake Chemical Partners LPs (NYSE:WLKP) PE Ratio Tell You? Simply Wall St.
Aug-28-18 03:21PM  How Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) Could Add Value To Your Portfolio Simply Wall St.
Aug-20-18 08:05AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK): Moving Average Crossover Alert Zacks
06:54AM  Westlake Chemical Bumps Up Share Buyback, Hikes Dividend Zacks
Aug-17-18 05:05PM  Westlake Chemical Appoints New Director to Its Board Business Wire
04:55PM  Westlake Chemical Announces Expansion of Existing Share Repurchase Program Business Wire
04:45PM  Westlake Chemical Corporation Announces 19 Percent Increase in Quarterly Dividend Business Wire
Aug-13-18 08:55AM  New Strong Sell Stocks for August 13th Zacks
Aug-09-18 09:00AM  Royal® Building Products Launches New Aluminum Profile, Cedar Renditions by Royal® Design Series Business Wire
Aug-03-18 10:09AM  Westlake's (WLK) Earnings Miss, Revenues Top Estimates in Q2 Zacks
Aug-02-18 07:29PM  Edited Transcript of WLK earnings conference call or presentation 2-Aug-18 3:00pm GMT Thomson Reuters StreetEvents -8.11%
09:38AM  Westlake Chemical Partners: 2Q Earnings Snapshot Associated Press
07:55AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Lags Q2 Earnings Estimates Zacks
06:51AM  Westlake: 2Q Earnings Snapshot Associated Press
06:30AM  Westlake Chemical Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results Business Wire
Aug-01-18 09:08AM  Chemical Stock Q2 Earnings Slated on Aug 2: DWDP, WLK & More Zacks
Jul-31-18 05:18PM  Westlake Chemical's (WLK) Q2 Earnings: Is a Beat Likely? Zacks
Jul-30-18 07:30AM  Platform Specialty Products and Three Additional Stocks Under Scanner in the Specialty Chemicals ACCESSWIRE
06:30AM  Westlake Announces Increase in Target Distribution Thresholds for Incentive Distribution Rights (IDRs) of Westlake Chemical Partners LP Business Wire
Jul-24-18 04:30PM  Westlake Chemical Concludes Revolving Credit Agreement Business Wire
09:00AM  Easy-to-Install Royal® Building Products PVC Column Wraps Add Instant Curb Appeal Business Wire
Jul-19-18 08:00AM  Westlake Chemical Announces Second Quarter 2018 Conference Call Information Business Wire
Jul-16-18 09:30AM  WLK vs. POL: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option? Zacks
Jul-09-18 09:17AM  PPG Industries Launches Next-Generation Electrocoat in China Zacks
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Jun-29-18 09:02AM  Steel Dynamics Plans to Add New Galvanizing Line in Columbus Zacks
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Jun-27-18 08:56AM  Univar Extends Castrol Oil Deal, Boosts Product Portfolio Zacks
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09:42AM  Air Products to Hike Price of Liquid & Bulk Industrial Gases Zacks
09:30AM  WLK vs. POL: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now? Zacks
09:15AM  Dow Finally Breaks Losing Skid to End Rough Week Zacks
Jun-22-18 06:02AM  US Chemical Industry Set to Run Higher: 5 Stocks to Scoop Up Zacks
Jun-21-18 11:09AM  Bernstein: Westlake 'One Of The Best' Plays On Chinese Pollution Crackdown Benzinga
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07:41AM  Why I Like Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) Simply Wall St.
05:46AM  Westlake Chemical Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? Zacks
Jun-20-18 09:50AM  Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) Provides Update on FY18 Outlook Zacks
07:56AM  Mosaic (MOS) Stock Up 20% QTD: What's Behind the Rally? Zacks
Jun-19-18 08:05PM  Why Fundamental Investors Love Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) Simply Wall St.
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Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products primarily in North America and Europe. It operates through two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The Olefins segment offers polyethylene, styrene monomers, and various ethylene co-products, as well as sells propylene, crude butadiene, pyrolysis gasoline, and hydrogen products. 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 building products fabricated from PVC, including pipe, fittings, profiles, trims, moldings, fence and decking products, window and door components, and film and sheet products. Westlake Chemical Corporation offers its products to a range of customers, including chemical processors, plastics fabricators, small construction contractors, municipalities, and supply warehouses in various consumer and industrial markets, such as flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, water treatment, refrigerants, residential and commercial construction, as well as other durable and non-durable goods. 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
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 16Option Exercise7.1230,640218,157349,163Nov 19 09:29 AM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 16Sale71.7524,5091,758,608324,654Nov 19 09:29 AM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 15Option Exercise7.1230,640218,157343,032Nov 16 01:06 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 15Sale71.2024,5091,744,943318,523Nov 16 01:06 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 14Option Exercise7.1230,639218,150337,013Nov 16 01:06 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 14Sale71.4324,6211,758,699312,392Nov 16 01:06 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 13Option Exercise7.1225,000178,000321,374Nov 14 01:14 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 13Sale71.7215,0001,075,788306,374Nov 14 01:14 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 12Option Exercise7.1238,973277,488321,374Nov 14 01:14 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 12Sale74.5225,0001,863,020296,374Nov 14 01:14 PM
Chao JamesChairmanMay 24Sale120.6933,3054,019,58051,492May 25 09:45 AM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFOMay 21Option Exercise68.0912,066821,57427,876May 22 12:18 PM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFOMay 21Sale122.8312,0661,482,12215,810May 22 12:18 PM
Buesinger Robert F.EVP, Vinyl ProductsMay 15Sale118.881,447172,0122,642May 16 02:16 PM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFOMay 11Option Exercise28.0223,506658,73639,316May 14 09:38 AM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFOMay 11Sale117.3323,5062,757,95915,810May 14 09:38 AM
Jenkins Dorothy CDirectorMay 10Option Exercise10.417,65279,67654,730May 11 03:33 PM
Jenkins Dorothy CDirectorMay 10Sale117.01526,08554,678May 11 03:33 PM
Kenner AndrewSVP - Chemical ManufacturingMar 09Option Exercise61.873,412211,08317,465Mar 12 12:13 PM
Kenner AndrewSVP - Chemical ManufacturingMar 09Sale120.006,028723,36011,437Mar 12 12:13 PM
Kenner AndrewSVP - Chemical ManufacturingMar 05Option Exercise54.7724,3181,331,96838,371Mar 06 02:48 PM
Buesinger Robert F.EVP, Vinyl ProductsMar 05Option Exercise59.4915,315911,03723,438Mar 06 02:50 PM
Buesinger Robert F.EVP, Vinyl ProductsMar 05Sale113.0419,3492,187,2034,089Mar 06 02:50 PM
Kenner AndrewSVP - Chemical ManufacturingMar 05Sale110.6124,3182,689,81414,053Mar 06 02:48 PM
Mangieri George JSVP & Chief Accounting OfficerMar 05Sale113.412,161245,0792,160Mar 06 02:49 PM
Mangieri George JSVP & Chief Accounting OfficerFeb 28Option Exercise56.074,335243,0588,656Mar 01 12:47 PM
Mangieri George JSVP & Chief Accounting OfficerFeb 28Sale111.224,335482,1394,321Mar 01 12:47 PM
BLAKELY ROBERT TDirectorFeb 27Sale111.004,038448,2187,662Feb 28 11:36 AM
Teel Lawrence E.EVP, OlefinsFeb 26Option Exercise55.849,351522,18611,473Feb 27 11:24 AM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFOFeb 26Sale111.695,000558,47015,810Feb 27 11:23 AM
Teel Lawrence E.EVP, OlefinsFeb 26Sale111.869,3511,046,0032,122Feb 27 11:24 AM
Ederington L. BenjaminSVP, GC, CAO and SecretaryFeb 22Option Exercise67.466,942468,29718,987Feb 23 12:49 PM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFOFeb 22Sale110.974,000443,88022,810Feb 23 12:45 PM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFOFeb 22Sale110.642,000221,27020,810Feb 26 11:54 AM
LUKENS MAX LDirectorFeb 22Sale110.9317,5581,947,7573,280Feb 23 12:54 PM
Ederington L. BenjaminSVP, GC, CAO and SecretaryFeb 22Sale111.456,942773,66512,045Feb 23 12:49 PM