Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 26, 2014

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Westlake Chemical Corporation ( WLK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.252 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 18, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WLK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of WLK was $131.93, representing a -1.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $133.99 and a 71.99% increase over the 52 week low of $76.71.

WLK is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ). WLK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $9.09. Zacks Investment Research reports WLK's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.88%, compared to an industry average of 15.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WLK Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to WLK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WLK as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of 10.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WLK at 2.63%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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