Last $65.03 USD
Change Today +1.80 / 2.85%
Volume 717.2K
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westlake chemical corp (WLK) Snapshot

Open
$63.96
Previous Close
$63.23
Day High
$65.30
Day Low
$63.62
52 Week High
03/6/14 - $69.41
52 Week Low
04/18/13 - $38.35
Market Cap
8.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
602.7K
EPS TTM
$4.53
Shares Outstanding
134.7M
EX-Date
02/26/14
P/E TM
14.3x
Dividend
$0.50
Dividend Yield
0.68%
Current Stock Chart for WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP (WLK)

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westlake chemical corp (WLK) Details

Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and fabricated building products. It operates through two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The Olefins segment offers ethylene, polyethylene, styrene monomer, and various ethylene co-products, such as chemical grade propylene, crude butadiene, pyrolysis gasoline, and hydrogen. The Vinyls segment provides polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl chloride monomer, ethylene dichloride, chlorine, caustic soda, and ethylene. This segment also manufactures and sells building products fabricated from PVC, including pipes, fittings, profiles, foundation building products, fence and deck, and window and door components. The company’s products are used in various applications, such as consumer and industrial markets comprising flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, and residential and commercial construction, as well as in other durable and non-durable goods. Westlake Chemical Corporation also offers its products for chemical processors, plastics fabricators, construction contractors, municipalities, and supply warehouses primarily in North America. Westlake Chemical Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

2,200 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/21/14
Founded in 1985

westlake chemical corp (WLK) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director,...
Total Annual Compensation: $891.3K
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice Presiden...
Total Annual Compensation: $444.3K
Senior Vice President of Polyethylene
Total Annual Compensation: $355.2K
Senior Vice President of Administration
Total Annual Compensation: $366.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

westlake chemical corp (WLK) Key Developments

Westlake Chemical Corp. Proposes Amendments to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation

Westlake Chemical Corp. proposed amendment to the company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to provide that, with certain exceptions, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware will be the exclusive forum for certain legal actions. The company also proposed amendment to the company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase the company’s authorized shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, from 150,000,000 shares to 300,000,000 shares. The proposals will approve at the AGM to be held on May 16, 2014.

Westlake Chemical Corp. Presents at Susquehanna 2014 Chemical Conference, Mar-11-2014

Westlake Chemical Corp. Presents at Susquehanna 2014 Chemical Conference, Mar-11-2014 . Venue: Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, United States.

Westlake Chemical Corp. Provides Capex Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2014

Westlake Chemical Corp. provided Capex guidance for the fiscal year 2014. For the year, the company expects Capex up to $525 million.

 

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