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Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

13 August 2017, 06:24 | Hattie Nash

"Reduces Stake in Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)" was originally reported by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $64.67. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 10 with "Equal-Weight". The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, June 13 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, July 25.

Passport Capital Llc decreased Anadarko Pete Corp (APC) stake by 71.48% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Its investment was valued at $63,723,000 a decrease of 8.8% as of quarter end. Westlake Chem Corp now has $9.00B valuation. The company had a trading volume of 977,717 shares. Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (HALO) has risen 44.89% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested 0% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). The Company's products include a range of chemicals, which are fundamental to various consumer and industrial markets, including flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, water treatment, refrigerants, residential and commercial construction, as well as other durable and non-durable goods. It has a 17.09 P/E ratio. The Company's divisions include Olefins and Vinyls.

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Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.72 million activity. The insider Buesinger Robert F. sold $542,786. Equities analysts expect that Westlake Chemical Corporation will post $4.64 EPS for the current year. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% or 1,018 shares in its portfolio. Westlake Chemical Corporation has a one year low of $47.55 and a one year high of $72.00. It has outperformed by 28.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.18, from 0.75 in 2016Q3. Regentatlantic Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation during the first quarter worth approximately $206,000. 49 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes.

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) traded up 0.26% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $69.34. Zebra Cap Management reported 27,368 shares. Aperio Gp Lc, a California-based fund reported 11,267 shares.

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Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE WLK) opened at 69.57 on Monday. It also reduced Eog Res Inc (NYSE:EOG) stake by 18,800 shares and now owns 29,219 shares. Amalgamated Bank & Trust invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK).

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its position in Westlake Chemical Corporation by 25.6% in the fourth quarter. Webster Retail Bank N A accumulated 500 shares. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $70.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Co owns 1,829 shares. Victory Capital Mngmt holds 322,332 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 8,235 shares. The SI to Westlake Chemical Corporation's float is 15.31%. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 78% are positive. Symantec had 64 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Rosenblatt maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Tuesday, December 20 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, June 8, the company rating was initiated by Drexel Hamilton. The stock of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) earned "Hold" rating by Evercore on Friday, June 9. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to "Buy" on Thursday, December 1. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, May 23. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 17 by Zacks. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 5. It is negative, as 59 investors sold APC shares while 242 reduced holdings. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Hendershot Invests has 92,298 shares for 5.12% of their portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC). Brandywine Glob Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 45,781 shares. Its up 2.5% from 1.47 million shares previously. Wisconsin-based Northwestern Mutual Wealth has invested 0% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Bessemer Group Inc Inc invested in 700 shares. Ubs Oconnor Ltd Liability invested in 391,331 shares. Lord Abbett And Communications Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 125,228 shares.

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