Westlake Chemical Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 31, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.1875 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 19,
2013. Shareholders who purchased WLK stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
154.07% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $93.03, the dividend yield is .81%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WLK was $93.03,
representing a -5.33% decrease from the 52 week high of $98.27 and
a 93.29% 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 $6.28. Zacks Investment Research reports WLK's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 25.92%, compared to an
industry average of 29.5%.
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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
11.6% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WLK at 2.69%.