Stock Stepping Up to a Recent High: Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)

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Agosto 3, 2017

Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,269,113 shares of the bank's stock valued at $66,032,000 after buying an additional 301,993 shares during the last quarter. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $71.13 on the company shares. The company has market cap of $3.39 billion. Zacks invested in 7,808 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

About 57,538 shares traded. On average, equities analysts predict that Westlake Chemical Partners LP will post $1.51 EPS for the current year. It has outperformed by 28.35% the S&P500. Miller Howard Investments Inc. The consensus rating is 2.4, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. The biggest holder now is Mr. Max L. Lukens who owns 125,000 shares (0.46% of those outstanding), whilst Albert Chao holds 45,000 (0.17% of shares outstanding) and James Chao holds 45,000 (0.17% of shares outstanding). Sei owns 50,601 shares. The stock rose 0.53% or $0.35 reaching $65.9. Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) has risen 21.76% since August 2, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Prosperity Bancshares (NYSE:PB), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. CHFC was included in 10 notes of analysts from January 27, 2016.

Receive Westlake Chemical Partners LP News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Westlake Chemical Partners LP with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, August 23 report. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $55.00 price target on Chemical Financial Corporation and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, April 15th.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) are -0.83%; 6.34% for the month; 9.45% for the last quarter; 13.73% for the past six-months; and 56.5% for the last 12 months. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Outperform" on Thursday, September 1. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Thursday, August 20. Wedbush has "Neutral" rating and $54 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.13, from 0.78 in 2016Q3. KLEIN RONALD A sold $232,706 worth of stock. 34 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. Scopus Asset Limited Partnership holds 131,117 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio.

Amalgamated Bank boosted its position in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Moreover, Macquarie Limited has 0.01% invested in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) for 78,226 shares. Northern Tru Corp reported 197,657 shares stake. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Corporation by 18,200.8% in the first quarter. Camarda Financial Advsrs Lc has 468 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bessemer Group Inc reported 0% stake. Engineers Gate Manager Lp has 0.02% invested in Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) for 15,050 shares. Hl Limited has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF). Deutsche Savings Bank Ag reported 11,780 shares. 142,854 were accumulated by Cibc Asset Mngmt. It also reduced its holding in Kate Spade & Co (NYSE:KATE) by 200,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 250,000 shares, and cut its stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK). The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Alembic. "August 01, 2017" on August 01, 2017. Finally, DA Davidson assumed coverage on Chemical Financial Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $223,108 activity. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Chemical Financial Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. $22,133 worth of Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) was sold by GWIZDALA LORI A on Tuesday, February 21.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $664,775 activity. Cibc Ww invested in 143,445 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Brown (NYSE:BF.B) was raised too.

Employees Retirement System Of Texas increased Versum Matls Inc stake by 206,050 shares to 354,050 valued at $9.94 million in 2016Q4. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 5,967 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock valued at $394,000 after buying an additional 627 shares during the last quarter. Therefore 70% are positive. Prosperity Bancshares had 37 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Friday, October 30 by Cowen & Co. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $56.33. The stock of Avigilon Corp (TSE:AVO) earned "Outperform" rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, March 1. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 2 by Vetr. 4,285 shares valued at $303,050 were sold by DEVITRE DINYAR S on Monday, May 8.

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