Mark Steven Bender Sells 20382 Shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (WLK) Stock

Mark Steven Bender Sells 20382 Shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (WLK) Stock

About 1.41 million shares traded or 67.66% up from the average. $1.86M worth of Apple Inc.

The stock increased 0.62% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $98.54. It has underperformed by 13.10% the S&P500.

The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) is a huge mover today!

The stock decreased 0.83% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $17.9. About 201,721 shares traded. Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) has risen 21.83% since December 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.35% the S&P500. It was reported on Dec, 5 by Barchart.com. (NYSE:WLK) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its up 0.28, from 0.88 in 2017Q1.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bancorpsouth Inc reported 6,145 shares. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 6,000 shares. Usca Ria Limited Liability Company has 40,930 shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment Gp (Ca) accumulated 734 shares. 39,715 are owned by Jane Street Group Limited Liability.

Bard Associates Inc holds 2.92% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. for 210,839 shares. Ameritas Prtn Inc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) for 7,600 shares. Manufacturers Life The has invested 0.04% in Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST). Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 623,929 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock valued at $41,310,000 after buying an additional 465,365 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth has 600 shares.

Westlake Chemical Corp (NYSE:WLK) just had their share rating of a "Buy" issued by research analysts at Cowen & Co., who now has a $78.0 target price on the $12.72B market cap company or a -20.84 % downside potential. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. grew its holdings in shares of Westlake Chemical Partners by 109.2% in the third quarter. Dupont Mngmt holds 8,654 shares.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., through its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and sells sensors and controls. The firm operates through three divisions: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial, and Harsco Rail. Therefore 46% are positive.

Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the company. The company has a market cap of $7.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.48 and a beta of 1.69. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 16 by CLSA. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Cowen & Co.

In other news, SVP George J. Mangieri sold 13,381 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Neutral". JP Morgan has "Overweight" rating and $62 target.

Moreover, Anchor Bolt Capital Lp has 3.27% invested in the company for 1.26 million shares. Its up 0.30, from 0.85 in 2017Q1.

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) shares are on our watchlist today as the stock has moved -2.53% from the recent close, pricing at $97.19 at the time of press. 36 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. X Management Co Llc holds 8,900 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

In terms of performance, we can pore into the stats for Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). 113,600 are owned by California Employees Retirement System. Millennium Management Ltd Com owns 400,130 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Winfield Assoc owns 10 shares. Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) has risen 45.05% since December 3, 2016 and is uptrending. Advisors Asset Management reported 2,276 shares.

Analysts are predicting earnings per share growth of -37.20% for the current year. Keybank National Association Oh owns 0.01% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) for 17,366 shares. During the past six months, Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)'s stock has been 55.68% and 69.32% for the last 12 months. Cowen and Company lifted their price objective on shares of Westlake Chemical from $66.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 22. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Tuesday, October 24 with "Buy". Insiders have sold a total of 286,622 shares of company stock valued at $27,085,548 in the last quarter. The stock of Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) earned "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 5. Da Davidson & accumulated 250 shares. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 26 by Nomura.

Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products.

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