Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/16/19, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (Symbol: WST) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.15, payable on 5/1/19. As a percentage of WST's recent stock price of $114.77, this dividend works out to approximately 0.13%.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WST is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.52% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WST shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, WST's low point in its 52 week range is $84.91 per share, with $125.09 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $114.95.
In Friday trading, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.
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