WLK - Westlake Chemical Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
108.10
-3.12 (-2.81%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close111.22
Open111.65
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range106.19 - 112.59
52 Week Range59.58 - 121.30
Volume920,159
Avg. Volume813,296
Market Cap14.009B
Beta1.68
PE Ratio (TTM)10.81
EPS (TTM)10.00
Earnings DateMay 3, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield0.84 (0.76%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-02-26
1y Target Est120.68
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  • Business Wire6 days ago

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  • Moody's7 days ago

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