West Pharmaceutical Services Stock Hits New 52-Week High (WST)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE: WST) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $49.91, above its previous 52-week high of $49.88 with 28,674 shares traded as of 10:09 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 173,500 shares over the past 30 days.

West Pharmaceutical Services has a market cap of $1.67 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures and sells components and systems for injectable drug delivery and plastic packaging, and delivery system components for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and consumer products industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates West Pharmaceutical Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full West Pharmaceutical Services Ratings Report.

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