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NEW YORK (
) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $87.08, above its previous 52-week high of $87.05 with 250,834 shares traded as of 3:38 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 509,000 shares over the past 30 days.
Westlake Chemical has a market cap of $5.78 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.
Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and fabricated building products. It operates in two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Westlake Chemical as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full
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