Shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
sank 0.21% to $329.20 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.06% to 34,133.03 and the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.67% to 4,164.66. The stock's fall snapped a four-day winning streak. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. closed $5.64 short of its 52-week high ($334.84), which the company achieved on May 3rd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Johnson & Johnson
rose 1.55% to $167.77, Medtronic PLC
fell 2.06% to $128.50, and Stryker Corp.
fell 2.85% to $255.59. Trading volume (515,400) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 409,379.