West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST): Price and Financial Metrics


West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST)

Today's Latest Price: $277.96 USD

8.76 (3.25%)

Updated Nov 27 1:03pm

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Overall POWR Rating


POWR Components:

 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank


Industry Rank:

Ranked of 143 in Medical - Devices & Equipment

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WST Stock Summary

  • West Pharmaceutical Services Inc's market capitalization of $19,901,199,010 is ahead of 89.99% of US-listed equities.
  • WST's went public 32.92 years ago, making it older than 89.5% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The price/operating cash flow metric for West Pharmaceutical Services Inc is higher than 91.13% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to West Pharmaceutical Services Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be MKTX, FTNT, AKAM, LOGI, and TECH.
  • Visit WST's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.westpharma.com.

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WST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $277.96 52-week high $305.00
Prev. close $269.20 52-week low $124.53
Day low $271.65 Volume 190,581
Day high $277.99 Avg. volume 586,395
50-day MA $282.53 Dividend yield 0.25%
200-day MA $229.08 Market Cap 20.55B

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST) Company Bio


West Pharmaceutical Services develops, manufactures, and sells components and systems for the packaging and delivery of injectable drugs, as well as delivery system components for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and consumer products industries. The company operates through two segments, Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems and Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.

WST Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$277.96$93.14 -67%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for West Pharmaceutical Services Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that West Pharmaceutical Services Inc ranked in the 23th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc, consider:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 47.38 -- which is good for besting 91.98% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Healthcare sector with positive cash flow).
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 1% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately merely 7.47% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • WST's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 50.53% of tickers in our DCF set.


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%-68%
1%-68%
2%-67%
3%-67%
4%-67%
5%-66%

MDT, CPIX, DHR, EHC, and RHE can be thought of as valuation peers to WST, in the sense that they are in the Healthcare sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.


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Latest WST News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about West Pharmaceutical Services Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WST as an investment opportunity.

The Daily Biotech Pulse: Sanofi, GSK Begin Phase 1/2 Coronavirus Vaccine Study, Fulgent Strikes COVID-19 Testing Deal, New Data From Novavax

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Benzinga | September 3, 2020

The Daily Biotech Pulse: Amarin's Vascepa Appeal Hearing, Avid Bioservices' Strong Q1, A Life Sciences Blank Check IPO

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Benzinga | September 2, 2020

Exact Sciences' (EXAS) Q2 Earnings Beat, Margin Declines

Exact Sciences' (EXAS) legacy screening business sees a decline in revenues in Q2 earnings.

Yahoo | July 31, 2020

West Pharmaceutical's Shares March Higher, Can It Continue?

As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in West Pharmaceutical Services.

Yahoo | July 30, 2020

West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

WST earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2020.

Yahoo | July 24, 2020

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WST Price Returns

1-mo -0.76%
3-mo 2.40%
6-mo 28.81%
1-year 85.59%
3-year 192.54%
5-year 345.33%
YTD 85.48%
2019 54.13%
2018 -0.08%
2017 17.02%
2016 41.87%
2015 14.03%

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