WLK - Westlake Chemical Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed price. Currency in USD
86.16
+0.21 (+0.24%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT

85.95 -0.21 (-0.24%)
After hours: 5:15PM EDT

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Previous close85.95
Open86.01
Bid85.00 x 1200
Ask88.00 x 1400
Day's range84.81 - 86.45
52-week range79.98 - 124.30
Volume907,701
Avg. volume812,863
Market cap11.171B
Beta1.54
PE ratio (TTM)7.13
EPS (TTM)12.08
Earnings date5 Nov 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
Forward dividend & yield1.00 (1.16%)
Ex-dividend date2018-08-27
1y target est110.35
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
  • Celanese Plans to Increase Acetate Tow Prices
    Market Realist5 hours ago

    Celanese Plans to Increase Acetate Tow Prices

    On September 18, Celanese announced that it will increase acetate tow prices. The price increase will be effective on November 1 or as the contract allows. The prices will increase across all of the acetate tow grades. The increase will impact Eastern Europe and Asia. Celanese will increase the acetate tow prices by $1.00 per kilogram.

  • Celanese Stock: How It’s Faring in 2018 Compared to Peers
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Celanese Stock: How It’s Faring in 2018 Compared to Peers

    Celanese (CE), a specialty chemical company, has outperformed its selected peers so far in 2018. YTD (year-to-date), Celanese has risen ~6%. Its peer Eastman Chemical (EMN) has risen 5% YTD. LyondellBasell (LYB) and Westlake Chemical (WLK) have fallen 7.4% and 21.2%, respectively, YTD. However, CE has underperformed the S&P 500 (SPY), which has gained 8.6% in the same period.

  • Celanese’s Short Interest at Highest Level in 2018: What That Means
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Celanese’s Short Interest at Highest Level in 2018: What That Means

    The latest short interest report on August 31 indicates that Celanese’s (CE) short interest is at the lowest point since the beginning of 2018. According to the latest report, CE’s short interest as a percentage of its outstanding shares is 1.44%.

  • Celanese’s Free Cash Flow: Can It Help Reduce Its Debts?
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Celanese’s Free Cash Flow: Can It Help Reduce Its Debts?

    Over the past six years, data indicate that Celanese (CE) has been generating positive free cash flows. In that period, CE has generated an average free cash flow of $362 million. At the end of the second quarter of 2018, it generated a free cash flow of $562 million.

  • Celanese’s Debt Trend in 2018: Where Is It Headed?
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Celanese’s Debt Trend in 2018: Where Is It Headed?

    At the end of the second quarter of 2018, Celanese (CE) reported debt of ~$.3.6 billion. Its debt remained stable at ~$3 billion between 2012 and 2016. However, at the end of 2017, Celanese raised 300 million euros to fund its qualified US pension plans. As a result, CE’s debt is at its highest level in more than six years.

  • LyondellBasell and Covestro to Start New Project in Maasvlakte
    Market Realist13 days ago

    LyondellBasell and Covestro to Start New Project in Maasvlakte

    On September 4, LyondellBasell (LYB) and joint venture partner Covestro announced they had initiated a new project at their site in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The new initiative is expected to reduce annual levels of carboxylic acid and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 140,000 metric tons. This project is a step towards the Netherlands’ target to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 49% by 2030.

  • Apollo Life to Use Eastman Chemical’s Tritan
    Market Realist20 days ago

    Apollo Life to Use Eastman Chemical’s Tritan

    On August 30, 2018, a press release from Eastman Chemical said that Tritan will be used by Apollo Brands, a part of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise. The Indian government’s BPA ban related to food contact products has resulted in Apollo selecting Eastman’s Tritan, which is BPA-free. Eastman Tritan has FDA approval and also holds many global certifications.

  • LyondellBasell Bags New Client
    Market Realist20 days ago

    LyondellBasell Bags New Client

    On August 30, LyondellBasell (LYB) announced that Shandong Chambroad Petrochemicals selected its Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process technology. This technology will be used for 350KTA high-density polyethylene, which will be built in Binzhou City in the Shandong province. However, LyondellBasell didn’t disclose the financial aspects of the deal.

  • Analyzing LyondellBasell’s Stock Performance in 2018
    Market Realist24 days ago

    Analyzing LyondellBasell’s Stock Performance in 2018

    As of August 28, LyondellBasell has gained 4.2% in 2018. Westlake Chemical (WLK) and Olin (OLN) have fallen 8% and 11.2%, respectively, while Eastman Chemical (EMN) has gained 6.7%. However, LyondellBasell didn’t outperform the broader market S&P 500 (SPY), which has gained ~8.4% during the same period.

  • How Much Dividend Is LyondellBasell Giving Its Shareholders?
    Market Realist25 days ago

    How Much Dividend Is LyondellBasell Giving Its Shareholders?

    LyondellBasell (LYB) declared its third-quarter dividend in a press release on August 22. To be part of the dividend, investors should hold LyondellBasell shares at the end of September 5 in the company’s records. LyondellBasell is expected to pay the dividend on September 12.

  • What Does Westlake Chemical Partners LP’s (NYSE:WLKP) PE Ratio Tell You?
    Simply Wall St.26 days ago

    What Does Westlake Chemical Partners LP’s (NYSE:WLKP) PE Ratio Tell You?

    The content of this article will benefit those of you who are starting to educate yourself about investing in the stock market and want to begin learning about how toRead More...

  • How Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) Could Add Value To Your Portfolio
    Simply Wall St.27 days ago

    How Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) Could Add Value To Your Portfolio

    I’ve been keeping an eye on Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believeRead More...

  • Westlake Chemical Increased Its Quarterly Dividend
    Market Realistlast month

    Westlake Chemical Increased Its Quarterly Dividend

    On August 17, Westlake Chemical (WLK) increased its quarterly dividend. Westlake Chemical will pay $0.25 per share—compared to the earlier dividend rate of $0.21 per share, which represents an increase of 19.0% over the previous dividend. To be eligible for the dividend, investors should hold the stock by the close on August 28. The dividend is expected to be paid on September 12.

  • Celanese Obtained Four New Patents for Its Sunett Sweetener
    Market Realistlast month

    Celanese Obtained Four New Patents for Its Sunett Sweetener

    On August 15, Celanese (CE) announced that its famed sweetener Sunett obtained four new patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office related to improving the manufacturing process for producing acesulfame potassium (Sunett Ace-K).

  • Westlake Chemical (WLK): Moving Average Crossover Alert
    Zackslast month

    Westlake Chemical (WLK): Moving Average Crossover Alert

    Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) could be a stock to avoid from a technical perspective

  • Westlake Chemical Bumps Up Share Buyback, Hikes Dividend
    Zackslast month

    Westlake Chemical Bumps Up Share Buyback, Hikes Dividend

    Westlake Chemical's (WLK) latest move will make roughly $290 million available for purchase, following the expansion of the share repurchase program.

  • Celanese Announces Price Increase on Acetyl Intermediate Prices
    Market Realistlast month

    Celanese Announces Price Increase on Acetyl Intermediate Prices

    Chemical Companies: Update for the Week Ended August 10Celanese increases prices of acetyl intermediates

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    Zackslast month

    New Strong Sell Stocks for August 13th

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  • Westlake's (WLK) Earnings Miss, Revenues Top Estimates in Q2
    Zacks2 months ago

    Westlake's (WLK) Earnings Miss, Revenues Top Estimates in Q2

    Westlake (WLK) is seeing strong demand for its products across its segments.

  • Associated Press2 months ago

    Westlake Chemical Partners: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

    On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of 40 cents. The ethylene producer posted revenue of $302 million in the period. Westlake Chemical Partners shares have increased roughly ...

  • Westlake Chemical (WLK) Lags Q2 Earnings Estimates
    Zacks2 months ago

    Westlake Chemical (WLK) Lags Q2 Earnings Estimates

    Westlake (WLK) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -2.78% and 3.63%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2018. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Associated Press2 months ago

    Westlake: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

    The Houston-based company said it had profit of $2.12 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were $2.45 per share. The results did not meet ...

  • Chemical Stock Q2 Earnings Slated on Aug 2: DWDP, WLK & More
    Zacks2 months ago

    Chemical Stock Q2 Earnings Slated on Aug 2: DWDP, WLK & More

    Chemical companies are likely to gain from strategic actions and a favorable demand environment in Q2.

  • How Praxair’s Surface Technologies Segment Performed in Q2
    Market Realist2 months ago

    How Praxair’s Surface Technologies Segment Performed in Q2

    Praxair’s (PX) Surface Technologies segment was its smallest revenue contributor in Q2 2018. Its contribution expanded 0.3 percentage points YoY (year-over-year) to 5.6% of the company’s overall revenue from 5.3%. In the second quarter, PX’s Surface Technologies revenue rose 13.9% YoY to $172 million from $151 million.

  • Westlake Chemical's (WLK) Q2 Earnings: Is a Beat Likely?
    Zacks2 months ago

    Westlake Chemical's (WLK) Q2 Earnings: Is a Beat Likely?

    Westlake Chemical (WLK) revenues are projected to increase on benefits from acquisition.