West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 16, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2019. Shareholders who purchased WST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WST has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $115.77, the dividend yield is .52%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $115.77, representing a -7.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $125.09 and a 36.34% increase over the 52 week low of $84.91.
WST is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Clorox Company ( CLX ) and Canopy Growth Corporation ( CGC ). WST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.75. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 1.51%, compared to an industry average of 9.1%.
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 )
- SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE )
- First Trust Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF ( RNMC )
- Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF ( FHLC )
- Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF ( PRFZ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JSMD with an increase of 10.21% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WST at 2.87%.