(NYSE:WLK) Upgraded at BidaskClub

Analyst Recommendations for Westlake Chemical Corporation

The stock declined 0.02% or $0.01 reaching $65.99 on the news. The Leuthold Group Llc holds 36,505 shares with $4.87M value, down from 39,888 last quarter. Westlake Chem Corp now has $8.39 billion valuation. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 6,577 shares in the company, valued at $409,155.17. About 746,919 shares traded. It has underperformed by 2.70% the S&P500. The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Thursday, November 5 by RBC Capital Markets. WLK's SI was 5.57 million shares in July as released by FINRA. It increased, as 2 investors sold Sharps Compliance Corp. shares while 9 reduced holdings. Boston Partners sold 544,171 shares as Icon Plc (ICLR)'s stock rose 5.08%. Westlake Chemical Partners LP has a 52-week low of 19.25 and a 52-week high of 26.25. About 30,896 shares traded.

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. It has outperformed by 28.35% the S&P500. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. (NYSE:OIS) to report earnings on July, 25. JP Morgan maintained First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) rating on Friday, July 15. As per Wednesday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, August 14 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 21 by Jefferies. JP Morgan has "Overweight" rating and $83 target. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 23. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, June 13.

Spot Trading Llc decreased International Flavors&Fragra (Call) (NYSE:IFF) stake by 3,600 shares to 1,700 valued at $200,000 in 2016Q4. Best Buy Inc (Call) (NYSE:BBY) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in 2016 Q4. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.14%. 50 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 216.73 million shares or 1.90% more from 212.68 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Clearline Cap Limited Partnership invested 4.6% of its portfolio in ClubCorp Holdings Inc (NYSE:MYCC). Wafra Investment Advisory Ny holds 0.04% or 13,755 shares in its portfolio. Miller Howard Investments Inc. Moreover, Federated Invsts Pa has 0.06% invested in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) for 363,150 shares. 871,478 shares of the stock were exchanged. Tudor Investment Et Al owns 217,000 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. Swiss National Bank, a Switzerland-based fund reported 105,094 shares. Point72 Asset Management LP holds 0.22% or 555,400 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ClubCorp Holdings Inc (NYSE:MYCC) for 94,652 shares. New Amsterdam Ltd Limited Liability Company New York invested in 0.62% or 48,681 shares.

Traders Alert- Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR), Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG)
The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average -7.02% and negatively from its 50 days moving average -16.16%. Systematic Financial Management Lp decreased Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR ) stake by 57.96% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.72 million activity. Three brokerage firms have published forecasts for Westlake Chemical Corporation's earnings. Mangieri George J sold $409,198 worth of stock. Bender Mark Steven sold $771,785 worth of stock or 12,000 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 0.75 in 2016Q3. Equities research analysts predict that Westlake Chemical Corporation will post $4.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. 49 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity holds 33,822 shares. Webster Savings Bank N A reported 500 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt invested in 597 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested 0.01% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK).

Ahl Partners Llp reported 14,531 shares stake. Ameritas Prtnrs reported 0.02% stake. Barnett Commerce has 900 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bronson Point Management Llc acquired 27,425 shares as Westlake Chem Corp (WLK)'s stock rose 1.98%. Bowling Management Ltd Liability Co reported 31,257 shares. Nordea Mngmt Ab has 18,934 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Horizon Kinetics Ltd holds 0.01% or 7,407 shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Therefore 67% are positive. The firm earned "Equal Weight" rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Barclays Capital. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, September 17 report. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $52 target. FBR Capital initiated Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP) rating on Friday, September 9. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Tuesday, June 28. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation by 16.1% in the fourth quarter. Brandywine Global Inv Management Ltd Liability Com invested 0.02% in Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE:WLKP). The stock has a market capitalization of $8.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.25 and a beta of 1.67. 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. The Company's solutions include Sharps Recovery System, TakeAway Medication Recovery System, MedSafe, Route-Based Pickup Service, TakeAway Recycle System, ComplianceTRAC, Universal Waste Shipback Systems and Other Solutions.

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