Ratio Examination: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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In the latest session, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) closed at $365.59 down -0.29% from its previous closing price of $366.66. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.29 from its previous closing price. On the day, 0.77 million shares were traded. WST stock price reached its highest trading level at $369.22 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $354.62.


For a deeper understanding of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 44.25 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 68.97. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.95 and its Current Ratio is at 2.61. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.11 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.06.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Jefferies on February 07, 2024, Upgraded its rating to Buy and sets its target price to $536 from $323 previously.

On June 16, 2023, BofA Securities Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Neutral and also upped its target price recommendation from $390 to $405.

Stephens Upgraded its Equal-Weight to Overweight on April 11, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $330 to $400.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 07 ’24 when Green Eric Mark sold 66,000 shares for $366.65 per share. The transaction valued at 24,199,050 led to the insider holds 152,908 shares of the business.

Winters Chad sold 815 shares of WST for $292,436 on Mar 11 ’24. The VP, Chief Accounting Officer now owns 1,309 shares after completing the transaction at $358.82 per share. On Feb 28 ’24, another insider, Witherspoon Charles, who serves as the VP & Treasurer of the company, sold 2,019 shares for $358.62 each. As a result, the insider received 724,061 and left with 1,979 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, WST now has a Market Capitalization of 26763161600 and an Enterprise Value of 26413471744. As of this moment, West’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 48.25, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 40.28. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 7.02. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 9.09 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 9.96. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 9.019 whereas that against EBITDA is 32.625.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, WST has reached a high of $415.73, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $310.42. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -3.18%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -1.33%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, WST has traded an average of 525.62K shares per day and 523160 over the past ten days. A total of 73.50M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 72.44M. Insiders hold about 0.55% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 96.53% stake in the company. Shares short for WST as of 1713139200 were 975857 with a Short Ratio of 1.86, compared to 1710460800 on 1209637. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 975857 and a Short% of Float of 1.7500000000000002.

Dividends & Splits

According to the company, the forward annual dividend rate for WST is 0.79, from 0.78 in the trailing year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.0021273112The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.26.

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