WLK - Westlake Chemical Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
68.37
-1.91 (-2.72%)
At close: 4:02PM EST
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Previous Close70.28
Open71.33
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 100
Day's Range68.23 - 73.64
52 Week Range66.91 - 124.30
Volume891,201
Avg. Volume866,112
Market Cap8.831B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.56
PE Ratio (TTM)5.33
EPS (TTM)12.82
Earnings DateFeb 18, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.00 (1.46%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-26
1y Target Est93.74
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  • Eastman Chemical: Debt Servicing Isn’t a Problem
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  • Analyzing Eastman Chemical’s Free Cash Flow
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  • Is It Time To Consider Buying Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)?
    Simply Wall St.12 days ago

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  • Eastman’s Saflex Manufacturing Sites Attain IATF Quality
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  • Celanese: An Update on the Product Price Increase
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  • GuruFocus.com20 days ago

    Westlake Chemical Partners Lp (WLKP) President & CEO Albert Chao Bought $241,371 of Shares

    President & CEO of Westlake Chemical Partners Lp (NYSE:WLKP) Albert Chao bought 10,386 shares of WLKP on 11/19/2018 at an average price of $23.24 a share.

  • Westlake Chemical Announced Its Fourth-Quarter Dividend
    Market Realist20 days ago

    Westlake Chemical Announced Its Fourth-Quarter Dividend

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  • Business Wire23 days ago

    Westlake Chemical Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

    - $0.2500 cents per share dividend declared payable on December 11, 2018

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    Zackslast month

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  • Thomson Reuters StreetEventslast month

    Edited Transcript of WLK earnings conference call or presentation 6-Nov-18 4:00pm GMT

    Q3 2018 Westlake Chemical Corp Earnings Call

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    Zackslast month

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  • Associated Presslast month

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  • Business Wirelast month

    Westlake Chemical Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter 2018 Results

    HOUSTON-- -- Record quarterly net sales of $2.3 billion Record quarterly net cash flow provided by operations of $606 million Record quarterly EBITDA of $580 million Net income attributable to Westlake of $308 million, or $2.35 per diluted share Westlake Chemical Corporation today reported net income attributable to Westlake for the three months ended September 30, 2018 of $308 million, or $2.35 per ...

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