Westlake Chemical Corp (NYSE:WLK)

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Closing Bell for Monday on Wall Street: Markets Mixed at Open, Mixed at Close

U.S. equity markets opened mixed this morning after most of the day’s economic data was delivered in Europe. Eurozone PMI rose slightly more than expected (more coverage here) and Spain ...
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Westlake Earnings Set the Stage for Better Things to Come

Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK) reported first-quarter 2013 results before markets opened this morning. The maker of a variety of petrochemicals, polymers and building products posted diluted earnings per share ...
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Closing Bell for Thursday on Wall Street: Markets Rise to New Highs on Jobs Report

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following upward revisions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on non-farm payrolls in February and March and a larger-than-expected rise in payrolls in ...
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Special Dividends Now Well Over $20 Billion … Much More to Come

The rate of special dividends from large great American companies is coming at an alarming rate. If the politicos in Washington D.C. are not paying attention to this about how ...
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Special Dividend from Westlake Chemical

One way to cushion the shareholders’ presumed fall of the fiscal cliff is to distribute some cash now, before the tax on dividends jumps. Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK) is ...
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Some Chemicals Makers Prosper, Some Face Challenges (TPC, CBT, EMN, DOW, DD, LYB, WLK, XOM, CHK, EOG)

The chemicals industry is not ordinarily thought of as action central, but there have been some recent moves, including one today, that are stirring things up. Two private equity firms, ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell (ORCL, ITRI, CSX, ABB, GILD, BKS, BYD, CCO, CIE, DTG, HL, JAKK, M, MDT, PXD, SKS, WLK, THLD, CORT, GTXI, CHTP, WMT, WFT)

US markets opened higher this morning and traded higher for most of the day. The DJIA briefly rose above 13,000 for the first time in nearly 3 years. But in ...
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Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (ADCT, ABC, CAH, MCK, CRUS, LNG, HAIN, ISRG, NFS, PTR, VMED, WLK)

These are the top individual analyst calls we are focusing on this Thursday morning in pre-market trading:ADC Telecom (NASDAQ: ADCT) raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC), Cardinal Health ...
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