West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 18, 2013


West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 06, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.56% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $54.98, representing a -2.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.32 and a 43.63% increase over the 52 week low of $38.28.

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 $2.23. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 16.45%, compared to an industry average of -2.4%.

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 3.31% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WST at 3.4%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: CLX , PSCH , SIAL , WST

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