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WLK [NYSE]
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Index- P/E10.27 EPS (ttm)7.52 Insider Own0.20% Shs Outstand127.59M Perf Week-2.98%
Market Cap9.85B Forward P/E8.93 EPS next Y8.64 Insider Trans-21.62% Shs Float36.25M Perf Month-8.05%
Income977.50M PEG0.66 EPS next Q2.16 Inst Own31.50% Short Float8.22% Perf Quarter-28.30%
Sales8.50B P/S1.16 EPS this Y78.40% Inst Trans-0.29% Short Ratio3.41 Perf Half Y-29.81%
Book/sh41.37 P/B1.87 EPS next Y1.09% ROA13.60% Target Price104.47 Perf Year-7.14%
Cash/sh3.78 P/C20.43 EPS next 5Y15.56% ROE32.30% 52W Range76.87 - 124.29 Perf YTD-27.56%
Dividend1.00 P/FCF8.40 EPS past 5Y13.60% ROI10.30% 52W High-38.52% Beta1.46
Dividend %1.30% Quick Ratio1.50 Sales past 5Y17.60% Gross Margin24.60% 52W Low-0.59% ATR2.52
Employees8800 Current Ratio2.30 Sales Q/Q12.90% Oper. Margin18.10% RSI (14)26.41 Volatility3.17% 2.87%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.50 EPS Q/Q80.90% Profit Margin18.40% Rel Volume0.55 Prev Close77.17
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.50 EarningsNov 06 BMO Payout6.90% Avg Volume872.45K Price76.42
Recom2.70 SMA20-6.98% SMA50-13.76% SMA200-27.35% Volume271,384 Change-0.97%
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
Jun-15-16Upgrade SunTrust Neutral → Buy $44 → $52
Jun-13-16Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform $50 → $52
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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
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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
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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%
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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
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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
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Jul-19-18 08:00AM  Westlake Chemical Announces Second Quarter 2018 Conference Call Information Business Wire
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09:15AM  Dow Finally Breaks Losing Skid to End Rough Week Zacks
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06:12AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Up 10% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? Zacks
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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 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
Teel Lawrence E.EVP, OlefinsFeb 26Sale111.869,3511,046,0032,122Feb 27 11:24 AM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFOFeb 26Sale111.695,000558,47015,810Feb 27 11:23 AM
Ederington L. BenjaminSVP, GC, CAO and SecretaryFeb 22Option Exercise67.466,942468,29718,987Feb 23 12:49 PM
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
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
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 AlbertPresident & CEONov 24Sale94.5820,0001,891,680274,018Nov 27 12:40 PM
Chao JamesChairmanNov 24Sale94.6166,0266,246,786118,969Nov 27 12:33 PM
Chao JamesChairmanNov 22Option Exercise45.7010,109461,956129,078Nov 27 12:33 PM
Chao AlbertPresident & CEONov 22Option Exercise9.6525,000241,125299,018Nov 27 12:40 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
Teel Lawrence E.EVP, OlefinsNov 13Option Exercise57.7911,912688,45213,516Nov 15 10:08 AM
Bender Mark StevenEVP and CFONov 13Option Exercise10.2629,804305,86474,253Nov 15 10:25 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