West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 17, 2014
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) 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 ago.
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 ( CLX ) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ). 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%.
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 ( PSCH )
- iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Growth Index Fund ( IJT )
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P SmallCap 600 G ( SLYG )
- iShares Morningstar Small Growth Index Fund ( JKK )
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF ( VIOO ).
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%.