West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 15, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2013.
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 $63.43, the dividend yield is 1.2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $63.43,
representing a -3.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.47 and
a 61.4% increase over the 52 week low of $39.30.
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 $2.29. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.59%, compared to an
industry average of 10.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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 Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCH with an increase of
18.07% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WST at 3.67%.