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WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORPORATION: STOCK RATING SUMMARY
8
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WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORPORATION, a mid-cap growth company in the basic industries sector, is expected to significantly outperform the market over the next six months with less than average risk.

10 is the best possible rating.

QUICK SUMMARY
Pro

The ratio of WLK's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is slightly below the average of all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive

Earnings growth in the past year is holding steady compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Neutral

Con

The most recent quarterly earnings report was significantly lower than analysts' consensus forecast. Negative

FUNDAMENTAL
Grade: B

The most recent quarterly earnings report was significantly lower than analysts' consensus forecast. Negative

Earnings growth in the past year is holding steady compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Neutral

One or more analysts has modestly increased quarterly earnings estimates for WLK. Positive

OWNERSHIP
Grade: D

A high-level executive sold a large number of shares recently. Negative

Shares are being heavily sold by financial institutions. Neutral for a large company like WLK

VALUATION
Grade: B

The price-to-earnings multiple is close to the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Neutral

The price-to-sales multiple is slightly higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive/Neutral for a medium- to large-sized company like WLK

The ratio of WLK's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is slightly below the average of all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive

TECHNICAL
Grade: B

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive

Previous day's closing price for WLK was close to its 50-day moving average. Neutral

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