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Westlake Releases 2021 ESG Report with GRI/SASB Data Appendix

HOUSTON, September 26, 2022--Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report and, concurrently, its Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Appendix, as the company enhances its data reporting systems and reinforces its commitment to transparency.

Yahoo | September 26, 2022

Earnings grew faster than the notable 14% CAGR delivered to Westlake (NYSE:WLK) shareholders over the last three years

Westlake Corporation ( NYSE:WLK ) shareholders have seen the share price descend 15% over the month. But over the last...

Yahoo | September 21, 2022

Alembic Global Sticks to Their Buy Rating for Westlake Chemical (WLK)

Alembic Global analyst Hassan Ahmed reiterated a Buy rating on Westlake Chemical (WLK - Research Report) today and set a price target of $145.00. The company's shares closed last Friday at $90.85.Ahmed covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Dow Inc, Celanese, and Huntsman. According to TipRanks, Ahmed has an average return of 5.6% and a 44.27% success rate on recommended stocks. Currently, the analyst consensus on Westlake Chemical is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $119.54, which is a 31.58% upside from current levels.

Howard Kim on TipRanks | September 19, 2022

7 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

With the world’s most powerful central bank committed to a hawkish monetary policy, the narrative for high-yield dividend stocks to buy – which can present fundamental risks – just got much more interesting. Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. While companies that pay dividends generally attract attention from long-term investors, too much of a good thing does exist. In other words, if a firm provides an incredibly generous payout, there might be a reason for it. Usually (although not

Yahoo | September 13, 2022

Why Is Westlake (WLK) Up 4.4% Since Last Earnings Report?

Westlake (WLK) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | September 1, 2022

JPMorgan says the S&P 500 could return 15% by year’s end — Here are 2 stocks the banking giant likes

Let’s talk about inflation. The big news on that front was the slow-down in the rate at which prices were accelerating, from 9.1% annualized in June to 8.5% in July. While still running hot, it was definitely a move in the right direction, and some market watchers have been openly speculating that it portend further reductions in the rate of price increases going forward. That’s an important point, as high inflation has prompted the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates at the highest pace in decades. While this is a central bank’s key move against inflation, it also increases the risk of recession.

Michael Marcus on TipRanks | August 25, 2022

Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Co. Inc. -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review for a group of Chemical issuers

Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review for a group of Chemical issuersGlobal Credit Research - 23 Aug 2022New York, August 23, 2022 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings -and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical units for the rated entity(entities) listed below.The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 16 August 2022 in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. A possible outcome from periodic reviews is a referral of a rating to a rating committee.This publication d...

Yahoo | August 23, 2022

Westlake's (NYSE:WLK) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

The board of Westlake Corporation ( NYSE:WLK ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend by 20% on the 6th...

Yahoo | August 18, 2022

Westlake Announces $500 Million Expansion of Existing Share Repurchase Program and 20% Increase in Quarterly Dividend

HOUSTON, August 12, 2022--The Board of Directors of Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today authorized the company to repurchase an additional $500 million of shares of its common stock under its existing share repurchase program. As of August 12, 2022, approximately 9.8 million shares of common stock had been acquired at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $600 million since the inception of its initial share repurchase program in 2011. After the expansion of the size of the current pro

Yahoo | August 12, 2022

Westlake Chemical (WLK) Gets a Hold Rating from BMO Capital

In a report released today, John McNulty from BMO Capital reiterated a Hold rating on Westlake Chemical (WLK – Research Report), with a price target of $119.00. The company's shares closed last Wednesday at $95.52. According to TipRanks.com, McNulty is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 3.1% and a 52.9% success rate. McNulty covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Air Products and Chemicals, Sherwin-Williams Company, and Axalta Coating Systems. The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Westlake Chemical with a $131.91 average price target, a 39.7% upside from current levels.

Brian Anderson on TipRanks | August 3, 2022

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