West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 22, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 07,
2013. Shareholders who purchased WST stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that WST has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $73.54, the dividend yield is 1.03%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $73.54,
representing a -0.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.60 and
a 56.9% increase over the 52 week low of $46.87.
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 $2.38. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.77%, compared to an
industry average of -.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
20.4% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WST at 3.7%.