Shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
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
rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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
rose 0.29% to $169.98, Medtronic PLC
rose 0.05% to $127.11, and Stryker Corp.
rose 0.16% to $259.10. Trading volume (232,163) remained 142,068 below its 50-day average volume of 374,231.