Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): Price and Financial Metrics

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK): $102.77

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  • Growth is the dimension where WLK ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.45% of US stocks.
  • WLK's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 52 weeks.
  • WLK's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 57.61% of US stocks).

WLK Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $13,170,018,355, Westlake Chemical Corp has a greater market value than 83.62% of US stocks.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Westlake Chemical Corp is higher than it is for about 84.49% of US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Westlake Chemical Corp is reporting a growth rate of 161.78%; that's higher than 86.6% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Westlake Chemical Corp are TGNA, BALY, OUT, HLIO, and STNE.
  • WLK's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Westlake Chemical Corp's official web site, go to www.westlake.com.

WLK Valuation Summary

  • WLK's price/sales ratio is 1.2; this is 47.83% lower than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • Over the past 208 months, WLK's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.6.
  • WLK's price/earnings ratio has moved down 8.4 over the prior 208 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WLK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WLK 2021-09-03 1.2 1.6 11.9 10.0
WLK 2021-09-02 1.2 1.7 12.0 10.1
WLK 2021-09-01 1.2 1.7 12.1 10.1
WLK 2021-08-31 1.2 1.7 12.0 10.0
WLK 2021-08-30 1.2 1.7 12.0 10.1
WLK 2021-08-27 1.2 1.7 12.1 10.2

WLK Growth Metrics

  • The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 131.99%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -20.68%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 80.61%.
Over the past 30 months, WLK's revenue has gone up $444,000,000.

The table below shows WLK's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 9,079 1,670 934
2021-03-31 7,929 1,501 427
2020-12-31 7,504 1,297 330
2020-09-30 7,422 1,199 289
2020-06-30 7,590 1,343 390
2020-03-31 8,025 1,215 494

WLK's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • WLK has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 74.07% of graded US stocks.
  • WLK's asset turnover comes in at 0.645 -- ranking 43rd of 89 Chemicals stocks.
  • EMN, ASIX, and AVNT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WLK.

The table below shows WLK's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.645 0.215 0.097
2021-03-31 0.575 0.158 0.047
2020-12-31 0.543 0.136 0.031
2020-09-30 0.543 0.128 0.025
2020-06-30 0.561 0.141 0.037
2020-03-31 0.609 0.155 0.050

WLK Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WLK, see our WLK price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $105.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.64 (Moderate Buy)

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WLK Price/Volume Stats

Current price $102.77 52-week high $106.47
Prev. close $101.02 52-week low $64.41
Day low $101.67 Volume 319,000
Day high $103.72 Avg. volume 590,557
50-day MA $90.71 Dividend yield 1.16%
200-day MA $90.71 Market Cap 13.17B

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) Company Bio

Westlake Chemical is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products used in a range of products including: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC suspension and specialty resins and PVC building products including pipe and specialty components, windows, fence, deck and film. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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Yahoo | October 22, 2021

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) Upgraded at Bank of America

Bank of America upgraded shares of Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, Analyst Ratings Network reports. They currently have $120.00 price objective on the specialty chemicals companys stock, up from their prior price objective of $97.00. A number of other []

Dakota Financial News | October 21, 2021

Earnings Estimates Moving Higher for Westlake (WLK): Time to Buy?

Investors might want to bet on Westlake Chemical (WLK), as earnings estimates for this company have been showing solid improvement lately. The stock has already gained solid short-term price momentum, and this trend might continue with its still improving earnings outlook. The upward trend in estimate revisions for this chemical company reflects growing optimism of [] The post Earnings Estimates Moving Higher for Westlake (WLK): Time to Buy? appeared first on UK Stocks, Forex, Commodities, Crypto, Live Market News- Daily Forex News .

FXNews24 | October 20, 2021

Top Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for October 20th

WLK, SIG, and OLN made it to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) growth stocks list on October 20, 2021.

Yahoo | October 20, 2021

Westlake Chemical Announces Third Quarter Earnings for 2021 Conference Call

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) will release its third quarter earnings for 2021 prior to the market opening on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) on the same day to discuss the earnings release. To access the conference call, dial (855) 760-8160, or (704) 288-0624 for international callers, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and reference passcode 249

Business Wire | October 19, 2021

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WLK Price Returns

1-mo 17.04%
3-mo 24.30%
6-mo 6.79%
1-year 48.68%
3-year 51.81%
5-year 114.80%
YTD 27.15%
2020 18.51%
2019 7.72%
2018 -37.27%
2017 92.39%
2016 4.71%

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