Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 27, 2012

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Westlake Chemical Corporation ( WLK ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $3.9375 per share scheduled for December 12, 2012. Shareholders who purchased WLK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2000% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $74.1, the dividend yield is 21.26%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WLK was $74.1, representing a -7.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $80.49 and a 96.66% increase over the 52 week low of $37.68.

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 $4.73. Zacks Investment Research reports WLK's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 39.42%, compared to an industry average of 27.2%.

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

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Referenced Symbols: DD , DOW , WLK

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