Westlake Corp. (WLK): Price and Financial Metrics

Westlake Corp. (WLK): $121.03

3.15 (-2.54%)

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WLK Price/Volume Stats

Current price $121.03 52-week high $138.39
Prev. close $124.18 52-week low $81.29
Day low $120.83 Volume 438,740
Day high $122.92 Avg. volume 505,822
50-day MA $129.94 Dividend yield 1.59%
200-day MA $118.00 Market Cap 15.46B

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  • Momentum is the dimension where WLK ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.83% of US stocks.
  • WLK's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • WLK ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 2nd percentile.

WLK Stock Summary

  • WLK has a higher market value than 88.5% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $16,232,885,940.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for WESTLAKE CORP is higher than it is for about 83.81% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, WLK is more volatile than only 20.7% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WLK, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are TSN, AVTR, TKR, WMS, and THS.
  • WLK's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit WESTLAKE CORP's official web site, go to www.westlake.com.

WLK Valuation Summary

  • WLK's EV/EBIT ratio is 10.5; this is 26.06% lower than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • Over the past 232 months, WLK's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WLK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WLK 2023-09-06 1.2 1.5 12.3 10.5
WLK 2023-09-05 1.2 1.5 12.3 10.5
WLK 2023-09-01 1.2 1.6 12.8 10.9
WLK 2023-08-31 1.2 1.6 12.6 10.7
WLK 2023-08-30 1.2 1.6 12.8 10.9
WLK 2023-08-29 1.2 1.6 12.9 10.9

WLK Growth Metrics

    The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 32.8%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 40.9%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 19.35%.
WLK's revenue has moved up $7,143,666,000 over the prior 52 months.

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
2022-12-31 15,794 3,395 2,247
2022-09-30 16,002 3,317 2,659
2022-06-30 15,101 3,125 2,865
2022-03-31 13,477 2,829 2,529
2021-12-31 11,778 2,394 2,015
2021-09-30 10,236 2,068 1,484

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 74.3% of graded US stocks.
  • WLK's asset turnover comes in at 0.686 -- ranking 41st of 89 Chemicals stocks.
  • CE, ASIX, and EMN 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
2021-09-30 0.686 0.266 0.150
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

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)

Westlake Corp. (WLK) Company Bio

Westlake Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products, which are fundamental to various consumer and industrial markets. The company was founded by Ting Tsung Chao in 1986. it is the largest producer of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in the US and ranks among the Forbes Global 2000. Westlake Chemical operates in two segments: Olefins and Vinyls, and is also an integrated producer of vinyls, with substantial downstream integration into polyvinyl chloride (PVC) building products. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Latest WLK News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about WESTLAKE CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WLK as an investment opportunity.

Westlake Introduces High-Performance PIVOTAL™ Polyethylene Resin with Post-Consumer Content

HOUSTON, September 14, 2023--Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today announced the launch of PIVOTAL™, a line of "one-pellet solutions" for the introduction of post-consumer resin (PCR) into flexible packaging. PIVOTAL™ offers customers a more sustainable material for use in the production of non-FDA applications.

Yahoo | September 14, 2023

Westlake (NYSE:WLK) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend

Westlake Corporation ( NYSE:WLK ) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 3 days. The ex-dividend date is one...

Yahoo | August 20, 2023

Westlake (NYSE:WLK) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.50

The board of Westlake Corporation ( NYSE:WLK ) has announced that the dividend on 12th of September will be increased...

Yahoo | August 18, 2023

Investing in Westlake (NYSE:WLK) three years ago would have delivered you a 126% gain

The worst result, after buying shares in a company (assuming no leverage), would be if you lose all the money you put...

Yahoo | August 16, 2023

Westlake Announces 40% Increase in Quarterly Dividend

HOUSTON, August 14, 2023--The Board of Directors of Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today declared a regular dividend distribution of 50.00 cents per share for the second quarter of 2023, an increase of approximately 40% from the 35.70 cents per share of the first quarter of 2023. This dividend will be payable on September 12, 2023, to stockholders of record on August 25, 2023.

Yahoo | August 14, 2023

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WLK Price Returns

1-mo -6.90%
3-mo 7.71%
6-mo 12.13%
1-year 41.69%
3-year 94.84%
5-year 51.39%
YTD 19.21%
2022 6.81%
2021 20.54%
2020 18.51%
2019 7.72%
2018 -37.27%

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