| Westlake operates as a manufacturer and marketer of performance and basic materials and housing and infrastructure products. Co.'s segments are: Performance and Essential Materials, which manufactures and markets polyethylene, styrene monomer, ethylene co-products, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl chloride monomer, ethylene dichloride, chlor-alkali (chlorine and caustic soda), and chlorinated derivative products, as well as ethylene and ethylene co-products; and Housing and Infrastructure Products, which manufactures and markets products including residential siding, trim and mouldings, stone, roofing, windows, outdoor living products, PVC pipe and fittings and PVC compounds. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of WLK's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of WLK shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like WLK versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching WLK by allowing them to research WLK shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.