West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (
) 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
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 (
) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (
). 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%.
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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
3.31% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WST at 3.4%.