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WLK [NYSE]
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Index- P/E9.16 EPS (ttm)7.61 Insider Own0.40% Shs Outstand127.53M Perf Week1.44%
Market Cap8.89B Forward P/E8.21 EPS next Y8.49 Insider Trans-18.65% Shs Float35.71M Perf Month-12.76%
Income990.00M PEG0.61 EPS next Q1.36 Inst Own28.90% Short Float7.50% Perf Quarter8.08%
Sales8.64B P/S1.03 EPS this Y39.90% Inst Trans-5.92% Short Ratio3.01 Perf Half Y-16.92%
Book/sh43.31 P/B1.61 EPS next Y28.34% ROA8.60% Target Price85.68 Perf Year-39.33%
Cash/sh5.90 P/C11.80 EPS next 5Y15.07% ROE18.30% 52W Range59.78 - 124.29 Perf YTD5.33%
Dividend1.00 P/FCF15.14 EPS past 5Y10.90% ROI13.50% 52W High-43.92% Beta1.45
Dividend %1.43% Quick Ratio1.50 Sales past 5Y18.10% Gross Margin23.00% 52W Low16.60% ATR2.31
Employees8870 Current Ratio2.40 Sales Q/Q-0.70% Oper. Margin16.40% RSI (14)45.02 Volatility2.71% 3.00%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.48 EPS Q/Q-40.90% Profit Margin11.50% Rel Volume0.81 Prev Close69.06
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.48 EarningsFeb 19 BMO Payout12.00% Avg Volume890.92K Price69.70
Recom2.60 SMA20-1.04% SMA50-5.26% SMA200-17.43% Volume719,238 Change0.93%
Feb-26-19Downgrade Susquehanna Positive → Neutral $88 → $75
Feb-25-19Reiterated Cowen Market Perform $80 → $78
Feb-06-19Reiterated Cowen Market Perform $82 → $80
Jan-30-19Downgrade Nomura Neutral → Reduce
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
Mar-21-19 09:30AM  Westlake (WLK) Down 13.6% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? Zacks
Mar-11-19 08:35AM  Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK): What Can We Expect From This High Growth Stock? Simply Wall St.
Feb-22-19 07:50AM  New Research Coverage Highlights Avis Budget Group, Genesis Energy, Columbia Property Trust, Westlake Chemical, Tabula Rasa Healthcare, and ACM Research Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2019 GlobeNewswire
Feb-21-19 05:58AM  Edited Transcript of WLK earnings conference call or presentation 19-Feb-19 4:00pm GMT Thomson Reuters StreetEvents -6.41%
Feb-20-19 09:48PM  Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018 GuruFocus.com
07:10AM  Westlake Chemical (WLK) Earnings & Sales Lag Estimates in Q4 Zacks
Feb-19-19 04:28PM  Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript Motley Fool
01:56PM  Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript Motley Fool
12:29PM  Westlake Chemical Misses Big on Fourth-Quarter Earnings TheStreet.com
09:27AM  Have Insiders Been Selling Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) Shares This Year? Simply Wall St.
09:00AM  Westlake Chemical Corporation to Host Earnings Call ACCESSWIRE
07:08AM  Westlake: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Associated Press
06:51AM  Westlake Chemical Partners: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Associated Press
06:30AM  Westlake Chemical Corporation Reports Record 2018 Full-Year Results Business Wire
Feb-18-19 10:00AM  Royal® Building Products Inspires Pros to Build Royal with New Colors, Innovative Products and Brand Positioning at International Builders' Show Business Wire
Feb-15-19 05:05PM  Westlake Chemical Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend Business Wire
Feb-05-19 08:00AM  Westlake Chemical Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings for 2018 Conference Call Business Wire
Jan-30-19 09:12AM  Do You Like Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) At This P/E Ratio? Simply Wall St.
Jan-25-19 05:20PM  Peter Lynch Screens Identify Opportunities for 2019 GuruFocus.com
Jan-23-19 07:35AM  Consolidated Research: 2019 Summary Expectations for Post, Westlake Chemical, Repligen, Weingarten Realty Investors, AptarGroup, and At Home Group Fundamental Analysis, Key Performance Indications GlobeNewswire
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.
Dec-18-18 12:00PM  Royal® Building Products Unveils Its 2019 Exterior Color Trend of the Year Business Wire
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
06:51AM  Methanex (MEOH) Up 12% in 3 Months: What's Driving the Stock? Zacks
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08:12AM  Platform Specialty (PAH) Up 22% in 3 Months: Here's Why Zacks
Jul-05-18 09:22AM  Newmont (NEM) Achieves Commercial Production at Twin Creeks Zacks
Jul-03-18 09:12AM  Ingevity (NGVT) Stock Up 43% in a Year: What's Driving it? Zacks
Jul-02-18 08:57AM  Steel Dynamics (STLD) Wraps Up Heartland Buyout for $400M Zacks
07:00AM  Venator Materials and Three Additional Specialty Chemicals Stocks on Our Research Desks Radar ACCESSWIRE
Jun-29-18 09:02AM  Steel Dynamics Plans to Add New Galvanizing Line in Columbus Zacks
Jun-28-18 08:35AM  Why You Shouldn't Bet Against Westlake Chemical (WLK) Stock Zacks
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07:02AM  LyondellBasell Gets EU Antitrust Nod to A. Schulman Buyout Zacks
Jun-27-18 08:56AM  Univar Extends Castrol Oil Deal, Boosts Product Portfolio Zacks
Jun-26-18 10:29AM  Is Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) A Buy At Its Current PE Ratio? Simply Wall St.
09:46AM  Celanese (CE) Launches RP Category for Acetate Tow Materials Zacks
Jun-25-18 04:05PM  Cheap Dividend Paying Stock In June Simply Wall St.
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
Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products worldwide. 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 PVC compounds and building products fabricated from PVC, including sidings, pipes, 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 1986 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
RILEY H JOHN JRDirectorMar 19Sale69.923,327232,62422,652Mar 20 02:06 PM
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