Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Westlake Chemical Partners posts 4Q profit

Russell Knight | 22 February, 2018, 23:21

Westlake Chemical has a one year low of $59.58 and a one year high of $115.19.

On 12/1/2017 Robert F Buesinger, EVP, sold 2,674 with an average share price of $98.50 per share and the total transaction amounting to $263,389.00. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, July 20 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Scotia Capital with "Buy" on Thursday, December 21. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $26.88.

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK - Free Report) is a vertically integrated worldwide producer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated products.

WLKP has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 21 to "Sector Perform". The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has "Sell" rating given on Wednesday, February 21 by UBS.

Cortina Asset Management Llc decreased Bancorpsouth Inc (BXS) stake by 7.97% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 5. Kadant Inc now has $1.09B valuation. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $221.63.

On 11/27/2017 Albert Chao, CEO, sold 25,000 with an average share price of $93.96 per share and the total transaction amounting to $2,349,000.00. Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has risen 0.77% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.13% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Kadant (NYSE:KAI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Kadant had 7 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:KAI) rating on Thursday, August 18. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Cowen & Co. Macquarie Research initiated Kadant Inc.

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Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $1.15 million activity. 4,000 shares were sold by LAMBERT SANDRA L, worth $400,047 on Tuesday, January 2. Tudor Corporation Et Al reported 70,585 shares. Another trade for 5,500 shares valued at $492,800 was sold by ALBERTINE JOHN M. The insider Tully William P sold 1,250 shares worth $112,000.

Analysts await Kadant Inc. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.87 EPS. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 11.8 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 38.9 percent.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.05170, the 3 month is 1.00736, and the 1 month is now 0.94595. It is positive, as 23 investors sold WLKP shares while 65 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. Systematic Financial LP has invested 0.03% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Hudson Bay Limited Partnership has 4,000 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Lc holds 81 shares. Zacks Investment has 0.04% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) for 20,000 shares. Glob X Mngmt Commerce Ltd Liability owns 9,952 shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. Indexiq Advsr Limited Company invested 0.06% in Kadant Inc.

The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) is a huge mover today! (NYSE:KAI) for 7,193 shares. Goldman Sachs owns 0% invested in Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) for 96,110 shares. (NYSE:SWK) is 0.074707. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX).

On 5/19/2017 announced a quarterly dividend of $0.19 1.21% with an ex dividend date of 5/25/2017 which will be payable on 5/30/2017. The firm now has a "sell" rating on the specialty chemicals company's stock. 61 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. Aqr Cap Management Limited owns 522,645 shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. Most sudden stock spikes or drops require the attention of anyone who is keeping a keen eye on the shares. Camarda Advsrs holds 0.55% or 2,485 shares in its portfolio. UBS maintained Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) rating on Wednesday, November 8. Legacy Partners accumulated 19,085 shares or 2.06% of the stock. Pacad, British Columbia - Canada-based fund reported 4,500 shares. Paradigm Capital Mngmt Incorporated New York has 0.16% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Marvin Palmer Associate stated it has 29,185 shares or 2.98% of all its holdings. Advisory Service Ntwk Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 41 shares. Luminus Mgmt Llc invested in 218,566 shares. The stock increased 1.82% or $1.97 during the last trading session, reaching $110.46. About 29,988 shares traded. The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, June 13 by Cowen & Co. It has outperformed by 28.35% the S&P500.

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