Westlake income up 28% as olefins gain offsets vinyls loss

15:07 PM | May 5, 2014 | Clay Boswell

Westlake Chemical (Houston) reports net income for the first quarter of $158 million, up 28% year-on-year on improved olefin margins and volumes. Earnings totaled $1.18/share, 4% above the analysts'...