Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 8/27/18, Westlake Chemical Corp (Symbol: WLK) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 9/12/18. As a percentage of WLK's recent stock price of $97.67, this dividend works out to approximately 0.26%.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WLK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.02% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WLK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, WLK's low point in its 52 week range is $71.87 per share, with $124.295 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $97.57.
In Thursday trading, Westlake Chemical Corp shares are currently down about 0.5% on the day.
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