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NYSE:WSTWest Pharmaceutical Services Stock Price, Forecast & News

$161.30
+9.95 (+6.57 %)
(As of 04/7/2020 08:26 AM ET)
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$153.99
Now: $161.30
$162.00
50-Day Range
$128.96
MA: $151.20
$174.76
52-Week Range
$109.88
Now: $161.30
$176.66
Volume351,500 shs
Average Volume692,500 shs
Market Capitalization$11.91 billion
P/E Ratio50.41
Dividend Yield0.42%
Beta0.95
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: 1.0Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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1.91 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Fabricated rubber products, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Supplies
SectorMedical
CUSIP95530610
Phone610-594-2900

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.84 billion
Cash Flow$5.01 per share
Book Value$21.26 per share

Profitability

Net Income$241.70 million

Miscellaneous

Employees8,200
Market Cap$11.91 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WST shares have increased by 9.1% and is now trading at $161.30. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of West Pharmaceutical Services?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for West Pharmaceutical Services in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for West Pharmaceutical Services.

When is West Pharmaceutical Services' next earnings date?

West Pharmaceutical Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for West Pharmaceutical Services.

How were West Pharmaceutical Services' earnings last quarter?

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 13th. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.10. The medical instruments supplier earned $470.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $451.53 million. West Pharmaceutical Services had a net margin of 13.14% and a return on equity of 16.65%. West Pharmaceutical Services's quarterly revenue was up 11.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.73 EPS. View West Pharmaceutical Services' earnings history.

How often does West Pharmaceutical Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, May 6th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.40%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 21st. View West Pharmaceutical Services' dividend history.

What guidance has West Pharmaceutical Services issued on next quarter's earnings?

West Pharmaceutical Services issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 13th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.45-3.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.40. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.95-1.97 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.95 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WST?

3 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for West Pharmaceutical Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $112.16 to $135.00. On average, they expect West Pharmaceutical Services' stock price to reach $123.05 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 23.7%. View analysts' price targets for West Pharmaceutical Services.

Has West Pharmaceutical Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about WST stock has been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. West Pharmaceutical Services earned a news sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the medical instruments supplier a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutWest Pharmaceutical Services.

Are investors shorting West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 1,086,300 shares, an increase of 8.6% from the February 27th total of 1,000,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 407,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's shares are short sold. View West Pharmaceutical Services' Current Options Chain.

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 PepsiCo (PEP), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Medtronic (MDT), AbbVie (ABBV), Mcdonald's (MCD), Walmart (WMT), NVIDIA (NVDA), AFLAC (AFL), Lowe's Companies (LOW) and Sherwin-Williams (SHW).

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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%). Company insiders that own West Pharmaceutical Services stock include Daniel Malone, Karen Flynn, Patrick J Zenner and William J Federici. View institutional ownership trends for West Pharmaceutical Services.

Which institutional investors are buying West Pharmaceutical Services stock?

WST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue. View insider buying and selling activity for West Pharmaceutical Services.

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 $161.30.

How big of a company is West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services has a market capitalization of $11.91 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. View additional information about West Pharmaceutical Services.

What is West Pharmaceutical Services' official website?

The official website for West Pharmaceutical Services is http://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 4/7/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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