West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 23, 2018

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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 23, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 07, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.14% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $113.77, the dividend yield is .53%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $113.77, representing a -9.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $125.09 and a 37.5% increase over the 52 week low of $82.74.

WST is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Clorox Company ( CLX ) and Tilray, Inc. ( TLRY ). WST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 1.53%, compared to an industry average of 10.1%.

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:

  • Janus Henderson Small/Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF ( JSMD )
  • First Trust Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF ( RNMC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RNMC with an decrease of -2.11% over the last 100 days. JSMD has the highest percent weighting of WST at 2.02%.

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 , TLRY , JSMD , RNMC

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