West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ( WST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 22, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 06, 2019. 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.
The previous trading day's last sale of WST was $104.26, representing a -16.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $125.09 and a 26.01% 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 Canopy Growth Corporation ( CGC ). WST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.06. Zacks Investment Research reports WST's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 1.71%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WST through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WST as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF ( RNMC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RNMC with an decrease of -10.31% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WST at 1.26%.
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