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