Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK)

WLK (NYSE:Chemicals) EQUITY
$54.70
pos +0.08
+0.14%
Today's Range: 54.01 - 56.08 | WLK Avg Daily Volume: 661,700
Last Update: 08/28/15 - 3:11 PM EDT
Volume: 558,142
YTD Performance: -10.59%
Open: $54.45
Previous Close: $54.62
52 Week Range: $50.01 - $98.44
Oustanding Shares: 131,938,403
Market Cap: 6,939,959,998
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for WLK
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 3 3 3 3
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 3 3 4 4
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.00 2.00 2.13 2.13
Latest Dividend: 0.18
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.38%
Dividend Ex-Date: 09/02/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 9.98
Price Earnings Comparisons:
WLK Sector Avg. S&P 500
9.98 10.00 24.79
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-21.99% -42.88% 58.43%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 17.40 0.22 0.07
Net Income 12.20 1.65 0.38
EPS 11.30 1.61 0.37
Earnings for WLK:
EBITDA 1.33B
Revenue 4.42B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/15) Qtr (12/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $1.23 $1.10 $4.81 $5.04
Number of Analysts 5 5 5 5
High Estimate $1.30 $1.19 $5.00 $5.25
Low Estimate $1.06 $0.97 $4.25 $4.75
Prior Year $1.59 $1.40 $5.44 $4.81
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -22.52% -21.14% -11.58% 4.74%
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bearishWestlake downgraded at Goldman

Aug 10, 2015 | 7:32 AM EDT

WLK was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $60 price target. Valuation call, as consensus expectations appear too high.  

bearishWestlake downgraded at BofA/Merrill

Jan 26, 2015 | 7:04 AM EST

WLK was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $68 price target. Estimates also cut, given lower ethylene margins. 

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 | Jul 21, 2014 | 1:30 PM EDT

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 | Jun 16, 2014 | 7:00 AM EDT

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 | Apr 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM EDT

'Blood moon" may be a good time to rebalance portfolio.

bullishWestlake upgraded at JP Morgan

Feb 28, 2014 | 8:02 AM EST

WLK was upgraded form Neutral to Overweight, JP Morgan said. 

bearishWestlake Chemical downgraded at JP Morgan

Sep 11, 2013 | 8:28 AM EDT

WLK was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight, JP Morgan said. $114 price target. Valuation and some bearish commodity trends.

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Gary Dvorchak

 | Aug 23, 2013 | 9:00 AM EDT

A handful of companies have substantially raised their dividends this year.

bullishWestlake upgraded at Cowen

Jun 24, 2013 | 7:16 AM EDT

WLK was upgraded from Market Perform to Outperform, Cowen said. $112 price target Estimates also boosted, given higher expected ethylene margins. 

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David Peltier

 | Feb 27, 2013 | 11:47 AM EST

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