West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 21, 2014


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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 21, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 07, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WST has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $43.03, the dividend yield is .93%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $43.03, representing a -15.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.12 and a 37.59% increase over the 52 week low of $31.28.

WST is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Clorox Company ( CLX ) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ). WST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.58. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.12%, compared to an industry average of 9.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WST Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to WST through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WST as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio ( PSCH )
  • Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF ( VIOG )
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P SmallCap 600 G ( SLYG )
  • iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Growth Index Fund ( IJT )
  • Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF ( VIOO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VIOO with an increase of 2.93% over the last 100 days. PSCH has the highest percent weighting of WST at 4.44%.

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