James Chao Unloaded 33,305 Shares of Westlake Chemical (WLK); 0 Analysts Bullish Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (MPO)

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Among 3 analysts covering Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Midstates Petroleum had 4 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE:MPO) earned “Market Perform” rating by Northland Capital on Thursday, August 6. Noble Financial maintained Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE:MPO) on Thursday, November 16 with “Hold” rating. See Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE:MPO) latest ratings:

Another recent and important Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE:MPO) news was published by Gurufocus.com which published an article titled: “Midstates Petroleum Co Inc (MPO) CEO David J. Sambrooks Bought $201348 of Shares” on May 17, 2018.

The stock decreased 1.83% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $12.88. About 83,282 shares traded. Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE:MPO) has declined 30.65% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.20% the S&P500.

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $321.93 million. The companyÂ’s activities are primarily focused on exploration and production activities in the Mississippian Lime and Anadarko Basin. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, its Mississippian Lime assets consisted of approximately 103,093 net acres in the Mississippian Lime trend in Woods and Alfalfa counties of Oklahoma, as well as approximately 12,894 net acres in Lincoln County, Oklahoma; and Anadarko Basin assets consisted of approximately 104,925 net acres in the Anadarko Basin located in Texas and western Oklahoma.

Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products. The company has market cap of $15.30 billion. It operates through two divisions, Olefins and Vinyls. It has a 11.81 P/E ratio. The Olefins segment offers ethylene, polyethylene, styrene monomer, and various ethylene co-products, as well as sells propylene, crude butadiene, pyrolysis gasoline, and hydrogen.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 37 investors sold Westlake Chemical Corporation shares while 66 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 36.26 million shares or 2.33% less from 37.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aperio Group Ltd Liability accumulated 18,607 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd holds 0.01% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) or 7,270 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio invested in 17,432 shares. Fifth Third Bank & Trust holds 0% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) for 238 shares. Sector Pension Inv Board has 12,900 shares. Moreover, Magnetar Fincl Limited has 0.06% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Fmr Limited Liability Com reported 0.07% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Fny Managed Accounts Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 282 shares in its portfolio. Atlantic Group Inc Ltd has 19,155 shares. Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Mgmt Gp reported 0.03% stake. Michigan-based Plante Moran Financial Advisors Lc has invested 0% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Mutual Of America Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Moreover, Art Advisors Ltd has 0.08% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) for 16,900 shares. Citadel Ltd Liability Company owns 59,734 shares. New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0.01% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK).

The stock decreased 2.06% or $2.48 during the last trading session, reaching $118.05. About 453,815 shares traded. Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has risen 76.43% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 64.88% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Westlake Chemical has $139.0 highest and $52 lowest target. $108.71’s average target is -7.91% below currents $118.05 stock price. Westlake Chemical had 64 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 9 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 9. RBC Capital Markets maintained Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Tudor Pickering on Friday, October 14 with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, May 16 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) rating on Thursday, January 25. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $131.0 target. The stock has “Sell” rating by UBS on Wednesday, February 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $78 target in Wednesday, August 5 report. Suntrust Robinson upgraded the shares of WLK in report on Wednesday, June 15 to “Buy” rating. SunTrust upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $52 target in Wednesday, June 15 report.

As published in an electronic form that was filled with the Washington-based Security and Exchange Commission on May 25, 2018, James Chao, Chairman of Westlake Chemical Corp and a well informed man, made a sale of 33,305 shares of the firm for a grant total of $4,019,580 U.S. Dollars based on an average market stock price per share of $120.7. Obviously, the deal raised questions, as Mr. James presently holds 92.06 million shares, accounting for 71.04% of the company’s stock market cap.

More recent Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Two Houston companies join Fortune 500 this year” on May 21, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Weatherford CEO named to Houston chemical company’s board” on May 22, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Westlake Chemical (WLK) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 03, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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