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

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.


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

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