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The actor, who hosted this week’s show, revived his popular impression of the former president. Ferrell’s Bush said he knew his presidency was looking good compared to the Trump administration.

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Ferrell’s Bush said he was speaking from a set built in the basement of his Texas home that helps him pretend he is still president. He said he wanted to remind his fellow Americans that was not as good as many remember him.

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Ferrell’s Bush said the United States is still fighting two different wars that began during his presidency.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Westlake Chemical Corporation(WLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 11,312 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,258,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mackay Shields LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 201,093 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,351,000.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 3.8% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.28. Shares closed at $2.37 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 5.9 million shares. The company had no specific news.

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    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 2.9% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $2.35. Shares closed at $2.42 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 5.8 million shares. The gold mining company had no news.

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) which traded down about 19% at $30.43. The stocks 52-week range is $29.60 to $43.86. Volume was 15 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), a global distributor of automotive replacement parts, components, and systems with operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan, are down 17% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT after the company posted a worse-than-expected first quarter thanks to rising costs.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) has found itself an extremely profitable niche in the auto parts and accessories business. By concentrating largely on the specialty and alternative market, LKQ aims to capture higher-margin business that many other parts manufacturers choose not to pursue. That’s generally been a winning formula for the company over the long run.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Crown Holdings, Inc.(CCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Crown Holdings (NYSE:CCK) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $63.64.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orchid Island Capital Inc. (NYSE: ORC) fell about 9.7% to post a new 52-week low of $7.85 Thursday after closing at $8.69 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $12.60. Volume of about 5.2 million was nearly 5 times the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company lowered its monthly dividend by 3 cents last night.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shake Shack(NYSE:SHAK) recently announced first-quarter results that were embraced by Wall Street. The upstart burger chain didn’t solve its customer traffic challenge, but its latest numbers gave investors hope that market-thumping growth pace could continue, and that the company might just reach management’s aggressive goal of doubling the store base by 2020.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    One popular “better burger” purveyor, Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK), recently tried to take those changes a step further: At one of its New York locations, the chain went entirely cashless. Customers had the option of paying either through the Shake Shack mobile app or with plastic at an order-taking kiosk — but there was nary a live cashier to be found.

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Mackay Shields LLC Invests $22.35 Million in Westlake Chemical Co. (WLK)

Mackay Shields LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 201,093 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,351,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. boosted its position in shares of Westlake Chemical by 7.0% during the 4th quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. now owns 10,216 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $1,088,000 after acquiring an additional 664 shares during the last quarter. Pettee Investors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Westlake Chemical by 5.8% during the 1st quarter. Pettee Investors Inc. now owns 12,604 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $1,401,000 after acquiring an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Westlake Chemical by 133.8% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 1,501 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $159,000 after acquiring an additional 859 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Westlake Chemical during the 1st quarter valued at about $101,000. Finally, Driehaus Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Westlake Chemical by 10.8% in the 4th quarter. Driehaus Capital Management LLC now owns 9,480 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $1,010,000 after buying an additional 922 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 30.33% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of WLK stock opened at $106.61 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. Westlake Chemical Co. has a fifty-two week low of $59.58 and a fifty-two week high of $121.30. The company has a market capitalization of $13,797.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.56.

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The specialty chemicals company reported $2.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.09 by $0.11. Westlake Chemical had a return on equity of 18.65% and a net margin of 17.61%. The firm had revenue of $2.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.14 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.06 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Westlake Chemical Co. will post 8.61 EPS for the current year.

In other Westlake Chemical news, CAO George J. Mangieri sold 2,161 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.41, for a total value of $245,079.01. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 2,160 shares in the company, valued at $244,965.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CAO L. Benjamin Ederington sold 6,942 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.45, for a total value of $773,685.90. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 13,111 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,461,220.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 103,080 shares of company stock valued at $11,545,548 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 72.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Westlake Chemical from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Bank of America downgraded Westlake Chemical from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $105.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Westlake Chemical in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $125.00 target price for the company. Wells Fargo assumed coverage on Westlake Chemical in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $120.00 target price for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on Westlake Chemical in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $120.00 target price for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Westlake Chemical presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.80.

Westlake Chemical Profile

Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products primarily in North America and Europe. It operates through two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. The Olefins segment offers polyethylene, styrene monomers, and various ethylene co-products, as well as sells propylene, crude butadiene, pyrolysis gasoline, and hydrogen products.

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