Westlake Chemical Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.1875 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WLK stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an -95.24% decrease from the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of WLK was $88.02,
representing a -6.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $94.06 and
a 82.88% increase over the 52 week low of $48.13.
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 $5.75. Zacks Investment Research reports WLK's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.55%, compared to an
industry average of 21.3%.
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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:
- First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXZ with an increase of
10.6% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WLK at 3.28%.