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NYSE:WST - West Pharmaceutical Services Stock Price, Forecast & News

$155.75
-0.80 (-0.51 %)
(As of 01/24/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$155.32
Now: $155.75
$157.23
50-Day Range
$144.95
MA: $151.52
$158.42
52-Week Range
$98.60
Now: $155.75
$159.21
Volume391,062 shs
Average Volume398,069 shs
Market Capitalization$11.52 billion
P/E Ratio51.07
Dividend Yield0.41%
Beta1.24
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. Read More…

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$1.72 billion
Cash Flow$4.25 per share
Book Value$18.85 per share

Profitability

Net Income$206.90 million

Miscellaneous

Employees7,700
Market Cap$11.52 billion
Next Earnings Date2/13/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Pharmaceutical Services' stock symbol?

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

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, December 17th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, February 5th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 21st. This is a positive change from West Pharmaceutical Services's previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. View West Pharmaceutical Services' Dividend History.

How will West Pharmaceutical Services' stock buyback program work?

West Pharmaceutical Services declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 800,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were West Pharmaceutical Services' earnings last quarter?

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 24th. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.08. The medical instruments supplier earned $456.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $450.03 million. West Pharmaceutical Services had a return on equity of 16.66% and a net margin of 12.82%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.76 earnings per share. View West Pharmaceutical Services' Earnings History.

When is West Pharmaceutical Services' next earnings date?

West Pharmaceutical Services is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 13th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for West Pharmaceutical Services.

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 $112.16 to $135.00. On average, they anticipate West Pharmaceutical Services' stock price to reach $123.05 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 21.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for West Pharmaceutical Services.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for 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.

Has West Pharmaceutical Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about WST stock has been trending extremely negative on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. West Pharmaceutical Services earned a coverage optimism score of -4.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage 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 future. View News Stories for West Pharmaceutical Services.

Are investors shorting West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,340,000 shares, an increase of 25.2% from the December 15th total of 1,070,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 419,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.2 days. Currently, 1.8% of the company's stock 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 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Mcdonald's (MCD), PepsiCo (PEP), AbbVie (ABBV), Lowe's Companies (LOW), Medtronic (MDT), NVIDIA (NVDA), AFLAC (AFL), PPG Industries (PPG) and Sherwin-Williams (SHW).

Who are West Pharmaceutical Services' key executives?

West Pharmaceutical Services' management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are West Pharmaceutical Services' major shareholders?

West Pharmaceutical Services' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.80%), AMI Asset Management Corp (0.30%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.13%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.10%), Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank (0.08%) and Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC (0.05%). 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 major investors are selling West Pharmaceutical Services stock?

WST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, AMI Asset Management Corp, Riverbridge Partners LLC, NEXT Financial Group Inc, New York State Teachers Retirement System, First Hawaiian Bank, Eqis Capital Management Inc. and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for West Pharmaceutical Services.

Which major investors are buying West Pharmaceutical Services stock?

WST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware, DNB Asset Management AS, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd, Strs Ohio, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Wedbush Securities Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling 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 $155.75.

How big of a company is West Pharmaceutical Services?

West Pharmaceutical Services has a market capitalization of $11.52 billion and generates $1.72 billion in revenue each year. The medical instruments supplier earns $206.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.81 on an earnings per share basis. West Pharmaceutical Services employs 7,700 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE WST)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  221 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  350 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  571
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about West Pharmaceutical Services and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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