West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P
SmallCap 600 G (
- iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Growth Index Fund (
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF (
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%.