Mark Bender an Insider in Westlake Chemical (WLK) Sold 2,000 Shares of the Company; Flagstar Bancorp (FBC)’s Sentiment Is 1.08

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. operates as a savings and loan holding firm for Flagstar Bank, FSB that provides commercial, small business, and consumer banking services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.07 billion. The Company’s Community Banking segment offers various products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer and commercial loans, home builder finance loans, and warehouse lines of credit. It has a 33.15 P/E ratio. It also provides other financial services to consumer and commercial customers, including lines of credit; revolving credit; treasury management solutions; equipment leasing; inventory and accounts receivable lending; and capital markets services comprising interest rate risk protection products.

Company insider, Mark Bender, EVP and CFO of Westlake Chemical Corp sold a total of 2,000 shares of the company, which is based on a stock price of $110.6 per each share. In the last 30 days, he also sold 4,000 shares with a market value $443,880 USD. At the moment, Mark Bender owns 20,810 shares which make up about 0.02% of the Company’s total market capitalization. The sale, dated 26/02/2018, is recorded on a filing which was filed with the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission and is also free at your disposal for review here.

Mp (Thrift) Global Advisers Iii Llc holds 100% of its portfolio in Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. for 35.60 million shares. Fsi Group Llc owns 178,000 shares or 4.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ejf Capital Llc has 4.37% invested in the company for 1.18 million shares. The New York-based Jacobs Asset Management Llc has invested 2.2% in the stock. Basswood Capital Management L.L.C., a New York-based fund reported 930,988 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Flagstar Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Flagstar Bancorp, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. FBC was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 11, 2016. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was initiated by Wedbush with “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Overweight” on Monday, February 13.

The stock increased 1.03% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $36.13. About 126,400 shares traded. Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (FBC) has risen 24.05% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.35% the S&P500.

Analysts await Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:FBC) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 26.09% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.46 per share. FBC’s profit will be $33.25 million for 15.57 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual earnings per share reported by Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.33% negative EPS growth.

Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products. The company has market cap of $14.52 billion. It operates through two divisions, Olefins and Vinyls. It has a 11.22 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.

The stock increased 1.09% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $112.19. About 503,597 shares traded. Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has risen 45.05% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 21 investors sold Westlake Chemical Corporation shares while 61 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 37.12 million shares or 5.60% less from 39.33 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Prudential Financial has 0.01% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). State Of Wisconsin Board holds 0% or 7,244 shares in its portfolio. State Street Corp holds 564,327 shares. Soroban Capital L P reported 0.44% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). 1.27M are owned by Aqr Mgmt Llc. Advsrs Asset has 0.01% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) for 5,225 shares. Scout Investments invested in 0.76% or 334,446 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). 17,627 are held by Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio. Avalon Lc reported 142,334 shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Amalgamated National Bank stated it has 6,572 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Ftb Advisors invested in 0% or 427 shares. Usca Ria Ltd Co holds 40,930 shares. Blackrock accumulated 1.45 million shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Westlake Chemical has $133.0 highest and $52 lowest target. $97.31’s average target is -13.26% below currents $112.19 stock price. Westlake Chemical had 56 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) rating on Wednesday, January 31. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $122.0 target. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 18 with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $55 target in Monday, May 16 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 17 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 7 by Wells Fargo. On Tuesday, May 23 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, December 13.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $3.17 million activity. Another trade for 6,942 shares valued at $773,665 was made by Ederington L. Benjamin on Thursday, February 22. $1.95 million worth of stock was sold by LUKENS MAX L on Thursday, February 22. $443,880 worth of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) was sold by Bender Mark Steven.