West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 20, 2015

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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 20, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.11 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 05, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WST 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 $61.21, the dividend yield is .72%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $61.21, representing a -0.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.40 and a 56.51% increase over the 52 week low of $39.11.

WST is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ) and Clorox Company ( CLX ). WST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.83. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 1.4%, compared to an industry average of 8.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WST Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV )
  • iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF ( IJR )
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (based on S&P SmallCap 600 Index -- ( SLY )
  • Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF ( VIOO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCH with an increase of 14.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WST at 4.56%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: WST , CLX , PSCH , XSLV , IJR , SLY , VIOO

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