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West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. stock outperforms competitors on strong trading day

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. WST, -0.38% inched 0.45% higher to $345.33 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.31% rising 0.19% to 4,247.44 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.50% rising 0.04% to 34,479.60. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. closed $3.96 below its 52-week high ($349.29), which the company reached on June 1st.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ, -0.17% fell 1.27% to $164.96, Medtronic PLC MDT, +0.12% fell 0.77% to $123.78, and Stryker Corp. SYK, +0.01% fell 0.34% to $255.79. Trading volume (218,808) remained 171,095 below its 50-day average volume of 389,903.

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