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Westlake Corporation
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Market Cap $18,723.64M
Forward P/E 19.8x
Volume 442,400
Total Return (3M) -3.10%

Westlake Corporation (WLK)
Dividend Date & History

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Dividend Data

Westlake Corporation’s (WLK) dividend yield is 1.37%, which means that for every $100 invested in the company's stock, investors would receive $1.37 in dividends per year.

Westlake Corporation’s payout ratio is 92.28% which means that 92.28% of the company's earnings are paid out as dividends. A low payout ratio may indicate that the company has a strong financial position and can invest in growth opportunities, while a high payout ratio may indicate that the company is returning most of its earnings to shareholders. WLK’s annual dividend is $2.00 per share. This is the total amount of dividends paid out to shareholders in a year.

Westlake Corporation’s (WLK) ex-dividend date is , which means that buyers purchasing shares on or after that date will not be eligible to receive the next dividend payment.

Westlake Corporation (WLK) pays dividends on a quarterly basis. Westlake Corporation (WLK) has increased its dividends for 18 consecutive years. This is a positive sign of the company's financial stability and its ability to pay consistent dividends in the future.

Dividend Yield 1.37%
Annual Dividend $2.00
Ex Dividend Date May 20, 2024
Dividend Growth 35.70%
Payout Ratio 92.28%
Payout Period Quarterly
Next Div Payment TBA
Cons. Yrs Growth 18

Dividend History and Growth

Westlake Corporation (WLK) dividend payments per share are an average of 35.70% over the past 12 months, 20.08% over the past 36 months, 14.11% over the past 60 months, and 15.36% over the past 120 months.

It is important to note that WLK’s dividend history and growth can be affected by many factors, such as profitability, cash flow, and financial stability, as well as its growth prospects and dividend payout policies. Add WLK to your watchlist to be aware of any updates.

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Dividend Yield

WLK dividend yield graph is a visual representation of Westlake Corporation’s dividend yield over the last 12 months. This is useful for investors to understand WLK’s historical dividend yield and to identify any trends or patterns in the company's dividend payments over time.

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Shareholder Yield

Shareholder yield is a metric that measures the total return to shareholders through dividends, buybacks, and debt paydown. It is a ratio that compares the cash returned to shareholders over a period of time to the market capitalization of the company.

Westlake Corporation (WLK) shareholder yield graph below includes indicators for dividends, buybacks, and debt paydown, which allows investors to see how each component contributes to the overall shareholder yield.

It's important to note that shareholder yield is just one metric among many that investors may use to evaluate a company's financial health and its potential for future growth. It should be considered in conjunction with other financial metrics such as earnings, revenue, and debt levels to get a comprehensive understanding of a company's financial position.

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Dividend Safety

Dividend safety refers to the ability of a company to continue paying its dividends to shareholders without interruption or reduction. A company with a high level of dividend safety is generally considered to have a strong financial position, with a consistent history of paying dividends and a low risk of default.

Some specific indicators often used to assess Westlake Corporation (WLK) dividend safety include

  • Dividend payment history: WLK has a long history of paying dividends and has consistently increased its dividend payout for 18 consecutive years.
  • Dividend payout ratio: A low payout ratio, typically less than 60%, indicates that a company has enough earnings to pay dividends and retain earnings to reinvest in the business. Westlake Corporation’s payout ratio is about 92.28%

It is worth noting that Dividend safety can change over time, and a company that was considered to have a high level of dividend safety in the past may no longer be considered safe today. Therefore, it is important to regularly monitor a company's financial performance and dividend payment history.

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Comparing Westlake Corporation to Other Stock

The percentile ranks table is a way to compare Westlake Corporation (WLK) dividend yield relative to its sector, country, and the world.

  • Dividend yield: WLK’s latest value of 1.37% is the percentage of the current stock price that is paid out as dividends to shareholders. The relative to the sector, country, and world values (0.4, 0.28, and 0.35 respectively) indicate Westlake Corporation’s dividend yield compared to others in its sector, country, and world. For example, a value of 0.28 relative to country means that Westlake Corporation’s dividend yield is higher than 28% of companies in its country.

This table allows investors to quickly compare a company's dividend metrics to its peers in the sector, country, and the world, and evaluate its relative stability and growth potential.

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Dividend FAQ

Does Westlake Corporation pay dividends?

Westlake Corporation (WLK) pays dividends to its shareholders.

How much is Westlake Corporation’s dividend?

Westlake Corporation's (WLK) quarterly dividend per share was $0.50 as of .

When is Westlake Corporation’s ex-dividend date?

Westlake Corporation’s latest ex-dividend date was on . The WLK stock shareholders received the last dividend payment of $0.50 per share on .

When is Westlake Corporation’s next dividend payment date?

Westlake Corporation’s next dividend payment has not been announced at this time.

Does Westlake Corporation have sufficient earnings to cover its dividends?

Westlake Corporation (WLK) has a 92.28% payout ratio, which may leave the company with limited retained earnings, which could potentially impact its ability to reinvest in the business.

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