Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 31, 2013

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Westlake Chemical Corporation ( WLK ) 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 ( DD ) and Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WLK Dividend History page.

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 ( FXZ ).

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%.



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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