West Pharmaceutical Services Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.19 (-0.06 %)
(As of 06/14/2021 05:06 PM ET)
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Volume209,812 shs
Average Volume445,536 shs
Market Capitalization$25.48 billion
P/E Ratio61.85
Dividend Yield0.20%
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About West Pharmaceutical Services

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. designs and produces containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Proprietary Products and Contract-Manufactured Products. The Proprietary Products segment offers stoppers and seals for injectable packaging systems; syringe and cartridge components, including custom solutions for the needs of injectable drug applications, as well as administration systems that enhance the safe delivery of drugs through advanced reconstitution, mixing, and transfer technologies; and films, coatings, washing, and vision inspection and sterilization processes and services to enhance the quality of packaging components. It also provides drug containment solutions, including Crystal Zenith, a cyclic olefin polymer in the form of vials, syringes, and cartridges; and self-injection devices, as well as a range of integrated solutions, including analytical lab services, pre-approval primary packaging support and engineering development, regulatory expertise, and after-sales technical support. This segment serves biologic, generic, and pharmaceutical drug companies. The Contract-Manufactured Products segment is involved in the design, manufacture, and automated assembly of devices used in surgical, diagnostic, ophthalmic, injectable, and other drug delivery systems, as well as consumer products. It serves pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device companies. The company distributes its products through its sales force and distribution network, as well as contract sales agents and regional distributors. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1923 and is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania.


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1.92 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

110th out of 2,100 stocks

Fabricated Rubber Products, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

2nd out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is West Pharmaceutical Services a buy right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for West Pharmaceutical Services in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" West Pharmaceutical Services stock.
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When is West Pharmaceutical Services' next earnings date?

West Pharmaceutical Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 22nd 2021.
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How were West Pharmaceutical Services' earnings last quarter?

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 29th. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.05 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.63. The medical instruments supplier earned $670.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $614.77 million. West Pharmaceutical Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.08% and a net margin of 18.19%.
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How has West Pharmaceutical Services' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

West Pharmaceutical Services' stock was trading at $147.83 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WST shares have increased by 132.3% and is now trading at $343.36.
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How often does West Pharmaceutical Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 5th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share on Wednesday, August 4th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 20th.
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Is West Pharmaceutical Services a good dividend stock?

West Pharmaceutical Services pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.20%. West Pharmaceutical Services has been increasing its dividend for 25 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of West Pharmaceutical Services is 14.29%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, West Pharmaceutical Services will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.77% next year. This indicates that West Pharmaceutical Services will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has West Pharmaceutical Services issued on next quarter's earnings?

West Pharmaceutical Services updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 6.950-7.100 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.150. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.63 billion-$2.66 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.58 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WST?

3 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for West Pharmaceutical Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $280.00 to $350.00. On average, they expect West Pharmaceutical Services' share price to reach $310.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.7%.
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Who are West Pharmaceutical Services' key executives?

West Pharmaceutical Services' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Eric M. Green, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 51, Pay $3.1M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Bernard J. Birkett, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 52, Pay $1.46M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. David A. Montecalvo, Sr. VP and Chief Operations & Supply Chain Officer (Age 56, Pay $1.04M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Silji Abraham, Sr. VP & Chief Technology Officer (Age 49, Pay $1.03M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Chad R. Winters, VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Corp. Controller (Age 42)
  • Dr. Quintin J. Lai C.F.A., Ph.D., VP of Corp. Devel., Strategy & Investor Relations (Age 54) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Kimberly Banks MacKay, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Company Sec. (Age 55) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Michele Pelkowski, VP of Global Communications
  • Ms. Annette F. Favorite, Chief HR Officer & Sr. VP (Age 56) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Richard D. Luzzi, Sr. VP of HR (Age 69)

What is Eric M. Green's approval rating as West Pharmaceutical Services' CEO?

107 employees have rated West Pharmaceutical Services CEO Eric M. Green on Glassdoor.com. Eric M. Green has an approval rating of 75% among West Pharmaceutical Services' employees. 60.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at West Pharmaceutical Services to a friend.

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What other stocks do shareholders of West Pharmaceutical Services own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other West Pharmaceutical Services investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AbbVie (ABBV), The Walt Disney (DIS), The Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Alibaba Group (BABA), McDonald's (MCD), Netflix (NFLX) and PepsiCo (PEP).

What is West Pharmaceutical Services' stock symbol?

West Pharmaceutical Services trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WST."

Who are West Pharmaceutical Services' major shareholders?

West Pharmaceutical Services' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.12%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (6.79%), Franklin Resources Inc. (4.97%), APG Asset Management N.V. (3.17%), WCM Investment Management LLC (2.27%) and Neuberger Berman Group LLC (1.82%). Company insiders that own West Pharmaceutical Services stock include Annette F Favorite, David A Montecalvo, George Lloyd Miller, Patrick J Zenner and Silji Abraham.
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Which institutional investors are selling West Pharmaceutical Services stock?

WST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Bessemer Group Inc., Franklin Resources Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold West Pharmaceutical Services company stock in the last year include David A Montecalvo, George Lloyd Miller, Patrick J Zenner, and Silji Abraham.
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Which institutional investors are buying West Pharmaceutical Services stock?

WST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, BlackRock Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Smith Asset Management Group LP, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., and Brown Advisory Inc..
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How do I buy shares of West Pharmaceutical Services?

Shares of WST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is West Pharmaceutical Services' stock price today?

One share of WST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $343.36.

How much money does West Pharmaceutical Services make?

West Pharmaceutical Services has a market capitalization of $25.35 billion and generates $2.15 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $346.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.76 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does West Pharmaceutical Services have?

West Pharmaceutical Services employs 9,200 workers across the globe.

Does West Pharmaceutical Services have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of West Pharmaceutical Services: Drug Delivery Assets From Plastef Investissements SA, Medimop Medical Projects Ltd., TGPR Holdings Limited, Tech Group Europe Limited (dba West), Tech Group Grand Rapids Inc. (dba West), The Tech Group Inc., W.P.S.F. Limited, WD SG Pte. Ltd., West Analytical Services LLC, West Contract Manufacturing LLC, West Pharma. Services IL Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Packaging (China) Company Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Packaging India Private Limited, West Pharmaceutical Products Ireland Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services AZ Inc., West Pharmaceutical Services Argentina S.A., West Pharmaceutical Services Asia Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services Australia Pty. Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services Beograd d.o.o., West Pharmaceutical Services Brasil Ltda., West Pharmaceutical Services Colombia S.A.S., West Pharmaceutical Services Cornwall Limited, West Pharmaceutical Services Danmark A/S, West Pharmaceutical Services Delaware Acquisition Inc., West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH Co KG, West Pharmaceutical Services France S.A.S., West Pharmaceutical Services Group Limited, West Pharmaceutical Services Hispania S.A., West Pharmaceutical Services Holding Danmark ApS, West Pharmaceutical Services Holding France SAS, West Pharmaceutical Services Holding GmbH, West Pharmaceutical Services Holding II GmbH, West Pharmaceutical Services Holding Ireland North Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services Holding Ireland South Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services Holding Japan GK, West Pharmaceutical Services Holdings Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services Italia S.r.L., West Pharmaceutical Services Korea Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services Lakewood Inc., West Pharmaceutical Services Normandie SAS, West Pharmaceutical Services Shanghai Medical Rubber Products Co. Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services Singapore (Holding) Pte. Limited, West Pharmaceutical Services Singapore Pte. Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services Switzerland GmbH, West Pharmaceutical Services Venezuela C.A., West Pharmaceutical Services Verwaltungs GmbH, West Pharmaceutical Services of Delaware Inc., and West Pharmaceutical Services of Florida Inc..

When was West Pharmaceutical Services founded?

West Pharmaceutical Services was founded in 1923.

What is West Pharmaceutical Services' official website?

The official website for West Pharmaceutical Services is www.westpharma.com.

Where are West Pharmaceutical Services' headquarters?

West Pharmaceutical Services is headquartered at 530 HERMAN O. WEST DRIVE, EXTON PA, 19341.

How can I contact West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services' mailing address is 530 HERMAN O. WEST DRIVE, EXTON PA, 19341. The medical instruments supplier can be reached via phone at 610-594-2900 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 6/14/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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