Westlake Chemical Corp. (New York Stock Exchange:WLK)

About the company

Westlake Chemical Corp. manufactures and markets petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products. It operates through the Olefins and Vinyls segments. The Olefins segment manufactures ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, and associated co-products at the manufacturing facility in Lake Charles and polyethylene at the Longview facility. The Vinyls segment manufactures and sells building products fabricated from polyvinyl chloride, including pipe, fittings, profiles, foundation, building products, fence and deck components, window, and door components, film, and sheet products. The company was founded by Ting Tsung Chao in 1986 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Sector

Process Industries

Industry

Chemicals: Major Diversified

Employees

9430

CEO

Albert Yuan Chao

Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

Website

http://www.westlake.com

$8B

Total Revenue

9K

Employees

$7B

Market Capitalization

14.16

Price/Earning ratio

Stock price

Gross Margin (in %)

Total gross margin

$1244M

Operating Margin (in %)

Total operating margin

$674M

Net Margin (in %)

Total net margin

$495M

Dividend Yield (in %)

Dividend per share

$1.04

Industry peers

Name Ticker Market capitalization (in USD Million) Revenues (in USD Million) Price/Book Price/Earning Net margin (in %)
DuPont de Nemours, Inc. DD 40307.75 21319.00 1.01 -63.82 -3.00
Celanese Corp. CE 10881.81 6070.00 4.27 14.67 12.08
Eastman Chemical Co. EMN 9587.26 9134.00 1.55 11.90 8.85
Westlake Chemical Corp. WLK 6994.38 8025.00 1.17 14.16 6.17
Huntsman Corp. HUN 4170.12 6721.00 1.24 3.59 17.08
Huntsman Corp. HUN 4005.96 6721.00 1.19 3.45 17.08
Valvoline, Inc. VVV 3660.93 2427.00 -15.13 16.01 9.39
Element Solutions, Inc. ESI 2805.76 1829.00 1.27 37.79 4.24
Ingevity Corp. NGVT 2211.72 1304.00 4.32 10.77 15.82
Flexible Solutions International, Inc. FSI 22.92 27.00 1.22 11.24 7.91
IKONICS Corp. IKNX 6.82 18.00 0.58 -7.10 -5.38

Latest insider transactions

Date Role Name Transaction Quantity Quantity Owned After

Westlake Chemical's Unit Expands Virtual-Selling Capabilities

5d ago, source: YAHOO!

Westlake Chemical's (WLK) unit Royal Building Products expects the collaboration with One Click Contractor to support virtual ...

Westlake Chemical Corp.

7d ago, source: MarketWatch

02/14/2017 3,152 Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $0 per share. 0 08/24/2016 6,749 Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $51.93 per share. 350,476 08/23/2016 30,714 Derivative/Non-derivative ...

Do Hedge Funds Still Love Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)?

14d ago, source: YAHOO!

Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and successful value investors to create an extensive ...

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) Given New $60.00 Price Target at Deutsche Bank

8d ago, source: theenterpriseleader.com

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) had its target price hoisted by equities research analysts at Deutsche Bank from $50.00 to ...

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) Target Raised by Barclays PLC to $54.00

4d ago, source: Stock Market Daily

Moving Average Technical Analysis 5 day Moving Average is $$53.37 And 5 day price change is -$1.01 (-1.85%)  with average ...

Westlake Directs Redemption of $100 Million of Series 2009A GO Zone Revenue Bonds

10d ago, source: Business Wire

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) announced today that it has directed the Louisiana Local ...

Olin: Consider Chlor-Alkali Heavyweight With ~7.4% Yield

Opinion ago, source: Seeking Alpha

OLN is a leading chlor-alkali producer in the world. It has been paying a dividend for 374 consecutive quarters. OLN has been ...



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