West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 15, 2013


West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) 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 ( CLX ) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ). 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 dates, visit the WST Dividend History page.

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 Smal ( PSCH ).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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Referenced Stocks: CLX , PSCH , SIAL , WST

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