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West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (WST)

380.61   8.45 (2.27%) 01-19 09:48
Open: 374.71 Pre. Close: 372.16
High: 380.61 Low: 373.2301
Volume: 16,866 Market Cap: 28,195M
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.

Stock Price Prediction

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High: 375.176 - 377.442 377.442 - 379.613
Low: 360.283 - 362.934 362.934 - 365.475
Close: 368.066 - 372 372 - 375.77

Technical analysis

as of: 2022-01-19 9:25:18 AM
Stoxline posted a NEUTRAL today, upgraded from lower rating. Current trend continues, but could change at anytime. It is not a good time to buy or sell.
Target: Six months: 505.99     One year: 554.80
Support: Support1: 365.61    Support2: 304.19
Resistance: Resistance1: 433.21    Resistance2: 475.00
Pivot: 412.24
Moving Average: MA(5): 381.23     MA(20): 423.62
MA(100): 431.18     MA(250): 374.10
MACD: MACD(12,26): -17.52     Signal(9): -10.85
Stochastic oscillator: %K(14,3): 6.49     %D(3): 7.30
RSI: RSI(14): 28.23
52-week: High: 475.35  Low: 253.86  Change(%): 23.9
Average Vol(K): 3-Month: 39956  10-Days: 44584

Price, moving averages and Bollinger Bands

Price and moving averages has closed below its Short term moving average. Short term moving average is currently below mid-term; AND below long term moving averages. From the relationship between price and moving averages; we can see that: This stock is BEARISH in short-term; and NEUTRAL in mid-long term.
WST has closed above bottom band by 20.9%. Bollinger Bands are 194.8% wider than normal. The large width of the bands suggest high volatility as compared to WST's normal range. The bands have been in this wide range for 9 bars. This is a sign that the current trend might continue.

Headline News

Fri, 14 Jan 2022
Declining Stock and Solid Fundamentals: Is The Market Wrong About West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE:WST)? - Yahoo Finance

Thu, 13 Jan 2022
IVC Wealth Advisors LLC Buys West Pharmaceutical Services Inc, iShares J.P. ... - Yahoo Finance

Tue, 11 Jan 2022
Should You Buy West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (WST) Stock Tuesday? - InvestorsObserver

Fri, 07 Jan 2022
RSI Alert: West Pharmaceutical Services Now Oversold - Nasdaq

Tue, 04 Jan 2022
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. stock falls Tuesday, underperforms market - MarketWatch

Mon, 27 Dec 2021
West to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conference - PRNewswire

Financial Analysis

Growth measures the growth of both a company's revenue and net income. it tells investors how fast a company is growing.
Profitability measures a company’s ability to generate earnings as compared to its expenses and other relevant costs.
Solvency measures a company's ability to meet its long-term debts. Acceptable solvency ratios will vary from industry to industry.
Efficiency measures the strength of a company's return on invested capital. It can identify business that are better managed or not.
Price to Book Value: Outperform Discounted cash flow: Outperform
Return on Assets: Neutral Price to Earnings: Outperform
Return on Equity: Neutral Debt to Equity: Neutral
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Stock Basics & Statistics

Exchange:  NYSE
Sector:  Healthcare
Industry:  Medical Instruments & Supplies
Shares Out. (M) 74
Shares Float (M) 74
% Held by Insiders 0.63
% Held by Institutions 93.18
Shares Short (K) 896
Shares Short P. Month (K) 1,120

Stock Financials

EPS 8.060
EPS Est This Year 2.670
EPS Est Next Year 2.910
Book Value (p.s.) 29.720
Profit Margin 22.85
Operating Margin 25.80
Return on Assets (ttm) 15.1
Return on Equity (ttm) 31.2
Qtrly Rev. Growth 28.9
Gross Profit (p.s.) 10.364
Sales Per Share 36.177
EBITDA (p.s.) 10.908
Qtrly Earnings Growth 113.40
Operating Cash Flow (M) 572
Levered Free Cash Flow (M) 226

Stock Valuations

PE Ratio 46.17
PEG Ratio
Price to Book value 12.52
Price to Sales 10.29
Price to Cash Flow 48.21

Stock Dividends

Dividend 0.680
Forward Dividend 0.720
Dividend Yield
Dividend Pay Date 2022-02-01
Ex-Dividend Date 2022-01-17
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