Comparison of Two Hot Stocks: Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK), Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS)

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) closed at $68.75 on the last trading session with an decrease of -0.15%, whereas, it previously closed at $68.85. The company has a market capitalization of $8.99 Billion. The company traded shares of 518635 on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 932.97 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) produced diluted EPS of 5.97. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 6.65 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 1.12. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 39.9, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 6.65% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 8.61% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 10.9%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) is at 11.51 while the forward p/e is at 10.34. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) stands at 1.06 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 1.57. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 19.8. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) are reported at 1.3 and 2.1 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) stands at 6.6, 14 and 13.5 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) is reported at 8.51 Billion with income of 776 Million. The outstanding shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) are 130.78 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 29.3 stands at 0.80%, this figure is increased 0.48 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) is ticked at 0.5%, the figure is plummeted -0.51% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 76.05. The 52 week high of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) is placed at 109.87 and 52 week low is standing at 57.20.

Performance wise the shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) rose up 0.57% for the week, it also rise 7.41% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -10.01%. The shares decrease -8.42% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) shrinked -35.86% for the yearly performance.

Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS)

Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) closed at $44.6 on the last trading session with an decrease of -1.31%, whereas, it previously closed at $45.19. The company has a market capitalization of $7.53 Billion. The company traded shares of 1.65 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 2.03 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) produced diluted EPS of 2.54. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 2.91 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 0.64. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 19.1, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 2.91% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 7.45% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 23%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is at 17.57 while the forward p/e is at 15.32. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) stands at 2.39 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 4.28. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 37.23. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) are reported at 1.8 and 2.2 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) stands at 14.1, 25 and 22.9 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is reported at 3.15 Billion with income of 434.7 Million. The outstanding shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) are 168.89 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 97.5 stands at 0.80%, this figure is increased 0.47 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is ticked at 0.8%, the figure is plummeted -4.4% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 54.83. The 52 week high of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is placed at 61.08 and 52 week low is standing at 40.34.

Performance wise the shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) fell down -1.35% for the week, it also fell -1.55% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -19.65%. The shares decrease -3.75% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation (NYSE:AOS) shrinked -25.41% for the yearly performance.