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NYSE:WSTWest Pharmaceutical Services Stock Price, Forecast & News

-2.69 (-0.98 %)
(As of 08/14/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $272.47
50-Day Range
MA: $247.37
52-Week Range
Now: $272.47
Volume289,120 shs
Average Volume654,175 shs
Market Capitalization$20.12 billion
P/E Ratio71.89
Dividend Yield0.23%
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures and sells containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products in the United States, Germany, France, Other European countries, South Korea, and internationally. The company operates through 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, and washing and sterilization processes and services to enhance the quality of packaging components. It also provides drug containment solutions, including CZ, a cyclic olefin polymer in the form of vials, syringes, and cartridges; and self-injection devices, as well as a range of integrated services, 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 components and devices used in surgical, diagnostic, ophthalmic, injectable, and other drug delivery systems, as well as consumer products. This segment 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. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania.
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Analyst Opinion: 1.5Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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1.69 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Fabricated rubber products, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Supplies



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.84 billion
Cash Flow$4.68 per share
Book Value$21.26 per share


Net Income$241.70 million


Market Cap$20.12 billion
Next Earnings Date10/22/2020 (Estimated)
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West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) Frequently Asked Questions

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 (WHO). Since then, WST stock has increased by 84.3% and is now trading at $272.47.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of West Pharmaceutical Services?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for West Pharmaceutical Services in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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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, October 22nd 2020.
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How were West Pharmaceutical Services' earnings last quarter?

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) released its earnings results on Thursday, July, 23rd. The medical instruments supplier reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.34. The medical instruments supplier had revenue of $527.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $496.09 million. West Pharmaceutical Services had a return on equity of 19.01% and a net margin of 14.69%. The firm's revenue was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.89 earnings per share.
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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, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, August 5th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 28th.
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What guidance has West Pharmaceutical Services issued on next quarter's earnings?

West Pharmaceutical Services updated its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 4.15-4.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.61. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.035-2.055 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.96 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WST?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for West Pharmaceutical Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $280.00 to $280.00. On average, they expect West Pharmaceutical Services' share price to reach $280.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.8% from the stock's current price.
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Has West Pharmaceutical Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WST stock have trended positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. West Pharmaceutical Services earned a coverage optimism score of 2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the medical instruments supplier a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services saw a increase in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 914,100 shares, an increase of 30.3% from the May 31st total of 701,500 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 839,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.1 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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Who are some of West Pharmaceutical Services' key competitors?

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 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), NVIDIA (NVDA), AbbVie (ABBV), Mcdonald's (MCD), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walmart (WMT), Walt Disney (DIS), PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V) and Home Depot (HD).

Who are West Pharmaceutical Services' key executives?

West Pharmaceutical Services' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Eric M. Green, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 49)
  • Mr. David A. Montecalvo, Sr. VP and Chief Operations & Supply Chain Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. George Lloyd Miller, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 64)
  • Ms. Karen A. Flynn, Chief Commercial Officer & Sr. VP (Age 56)
  • Mr. William J. Federici, Advisor (Age 59)

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.67%), Bamco Inc. NY (1.95%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.88%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.82%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.82%) and FMR LLC (0.79%). Company insiders that own West Pharmaceutical Services stock include Annette F Favorite, Daniel Malone, David A Montecalvo, George Lloyd Miller and Silji Abraham.
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Which major investors are selling West Pharmaceutical Services stock?

WST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AJO LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Federated Hermes Inc., American International Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., GW&K Investment Management LLC, and AMI Asset Management Corp. Company insiders that have sold West Pharmaceutical Services company stock in the last year include Annette F Favorite, David A Montecalvo, George Lloyd Miller, and Silji Abraham.
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Which major investors are buying West Pharmaceutical Services stock?

WST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., FMR LLC, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ , Prudential Financial Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., and Point72 Asset Management L.P..
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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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is West Pharmaceutical Services' stock price today?

One share of WST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $272.47.

How big of a company is West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services has a market capitalization of $20.12 billion and generates $1.84 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $241.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.24 on an earnings per share basis. West Pharmaceutical Services employs 8,200 workers across the globe.

What is West Pharmaceutical Services' official website?

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

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 8/15/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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