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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, +5.45% rose 1.64% to $373.98 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.42% rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.44% rising 0.07% to 34,823.35. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. closed $3.21 short of its 52-week high ($377.19), which the company achieved on July 12th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ, rose 0.29% to $169.98, Medtronic PLC MDT, +0.12% rose 0.05% to $127.11, and Stryker Corp. SYK, +0.19% rose 0.16% to $259.10. Trading volume (232,163) remained 142,068 below its 50-day average volume of 374,231.

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