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S&P 500   4,145.19
DOW   32,803.47
QQQ   321.75
What to Expect from the Markets in a Recession
China July exports rise, with trade surplus at record-high
Electric Vehicles Can Drive Alcoa Stock Higher
What's in Democrats' big bill? Climate, health care, savings
Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise
Bangladesh seeks China help to repatriate Rohingya refugees
S&P 500   4,145.19
DOW   32,803.47
QQQ   321.75
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China July exports rise, with trade surplus at record-high
Electric Vehicles Can Drive Alcoa Stock Higher
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Bangladesh seeks China help to repatriate Rohingya refugees
NYSE:WST

West Pharmaceutical Services - WST Stock Forecast, Price & News

$341.70
+1.22 (+0.36%)
(As of 08/5/2022 08:49 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$335.41
$341.85
50-Day Range
$280.61
$343.65
52-Week Range
$275.89
$475.35
Volume
214,000 shs
Average Volume
441,328 shs
Market Capitalization
$25.30 billion
P/E Ratio
37.92
Dividend Yield
0.21%
Price Target
N/A

West Pharmaceutical Services MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
N/A
Upside/​Downside
N/A
Short Interest
Healthy
1.31% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.53
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.33mentions of West Pharmaceutical Services in the last 14 days
Based on 22 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.85 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.24%
From $9.10 to $9.85 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.65 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

101st out of 1,293 stocks

Fabricated Rubber Products, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

1st out of 3 stocks

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About West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) Stock

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells containment and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It 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.

West Pharmaceutical Services Price Performance

Shares of WST traded up $1.22 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $341.70. 214,019 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 427,400. The company has a market capitalization of $25.30 billion, a PE ratio of 37.92, a PEG ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 3.13 and a quick ratio of 2.41. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $308.62 and a 200-day simple moving average of $347.24. West Pharmaceutical Services has a one year low of $275.89 and a one year high of $475.35.

West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.19 by $0.28. The business had revenue of $771.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $754.25 million. West Pharmaceutical Services had a return on equity of 29.08% and a net margin of 23.41%. The company's revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.46 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that West Pharmaceutical Services will post 9.1 earnings per share for the current year.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Separately, StockNews.com lowered West Pharmaceutical Services from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 28th.

Insider Transactions at West Pharmaceutical Services

In other news, insider Silji Abraham sold 5,374 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $343.93, for a total value of $1,848,279.82. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 3,201 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,100,919.93. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 0.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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WST Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 8/3 Dividend
7/19/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Dividend Payable
8/03/2022
Today
8/08/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Fabricated rubber products, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Health Care Supplies
Sector
Medical
CUSIP
95530610
Employees
10,065
Year Founded
1923

Profitability

Net Income
$661.80 million
Pretax Margin
26.57%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.83 billion
Cash Flow
$10.47 per share
Book Value
$31.44 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
73,604,000
Market Cap
$25.30 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.15

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WST Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell West Pharmaceutical Services stock right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for West Pharmaceutical Services in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" West Pharmaceutical Services stock.
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How has West Pharmaceutical Services' stock performed in 2022?

West Pharmaceutical Services' stock was trading at $469.01 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WST shares have decreased by 27.1% and is now trading at $341.70.
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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 27th 2022.
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How were West Pharmaceutical Services' earnings last quarter?

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST) announced its earnings results on Thursday, July, 28th. The medical instruments supplier reported $2.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.19 by $0.28. The medical instruments supplier earned $771.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $754.25 million. West Pharmaceutical Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 29.08% and a net margin of 23.41%. West Pharmaceutical Services's quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.46 EPS.
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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 Thursday, April 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Wednesday, August 3rd. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.21%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 19th.
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Is West Pharmaceutical Services a good dividend stock?

West Pharmaceutical Services(NYSE:WST) pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.21%. West Pharmaceutical Services has been increasing its dividend for 29 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of West Pharmaceutical Services is 7.99%. 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 7.31% 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 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.00-$9.15 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $9.32. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.95 billion-$2.98 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.05 billion.

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.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), 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 investors include Brown Advisory Inc. (1.46%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.73%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.66%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.60%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (0.46%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.41%). Company insiders that own West Pharmaceutical Services stock include Annette F Favorite, David A Montecalvo, George Lloyd Miller, Patrick J Zenner, Quintin J Lai and Silji Abraham.
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How do I buy shares of West Pharmaceutical Services?

Shares of WST stock 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 $341.70.

How much money does West Pharmaceutical Services make?

West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) has a market capitalization of $25.30 billion and generates $2.83 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $661.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.01 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does West Pharmaceutical Services have?

West Pharmaceutical Services employs 10,065 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..
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When was West Pharmaceutical Services founded?

West Pharmaceutical Services was founded in 1923.

How can I contact West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services' mailing address is 530 HERMAN O. WEST DRIVE, EXTON PA, 19341. The official website for West Pharmaceutical Services is www.westpharma.com. The medical instruments supplier can be reached via phone at (610) 594-2900, via email at quintin.lai@westpharma.com, or via fax at 800-345-9800.

This page (NYSE:WST) was last updated on 8/8/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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