West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 19, 2015

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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 19, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 04, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.09% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $56.09, the dividend yield is .86%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $56.09, representing a -9.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.73 and a 27.94% increase over the 52 week low of $43.84.

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 $1.69. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 1.4%, compared to an industry average of 7.5%.

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 XSLV with an increase of 2.31% over the last 100 days. PSCH 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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