West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 17, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on
February 05, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WST stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an -47.37% decrease from the same period a year
The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $50.47,
representing a -0.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.88 and
a 84.84% increase over the 52 week low of $27.31.
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 $1.55. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.75%, compared to an
industry average of 4.4%.
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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 (
- iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Growth Index Fund (
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P
SmallCap 600 G (
- iShares Morningstar Small Growth Index Fund (
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCH with an increase of
19.86% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WST at 4.24%.