Westlake Chemical Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Dow Chemical Company (
). 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%.
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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 (
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%.