West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (WST) Jumps 5% on February 19

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West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (WST) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Friday February 19 as the stock popped 5% to $59.00, representing a gain of $2.81 per share. Some 414,742 shares traded hands on 3,998 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 309,733 shares out of a total float of 72.09 million. The stock opened at $56.19 and traded with an intraday range of $59.10 to $56.01.

After today's gains, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. reached a market cap of $4.25 billion. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. has had a trading range between $64.59 and $51.46 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $58.27 and a 200-day SMA of $57.86.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 43.9.

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc is a manufacturer of components & systems for injectable drug delivery, plastic packaging, delivery system components. Its products include stoppers and seals for vials, prefillable syringe components and systems.

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. is based out of Exton, PA and has some 7,000 employees. Its CEO is Eric Green.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for WST. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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