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Westlake: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

HOUSTON — Westlake Chemical Corp. (WLK) on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $242 million.

On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of $1.87.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.56 per share.

The chemical company posted revenue of $2.36 billion in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2 billion.

Westlake shares have increased 16% since the beginning of the year. The stock has more than doubled in the last 12 months.


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