West Pharmaceutical (WST)

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44.01 +0.43  +0.99% NYSE Sep 17, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

West Pharmaceutical PE Ratio (TTM):

27.61 for Sept. 17, 2014

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Sept. 17, 2014 27.61
Sept. 16, 2014 27.34
Sept. 15, 2014 27.21
Sept. 12, 2014 27.37
Sept. 11, 2014 27.55
Sept. 10, 2014 27.41
Sept. 9, 2014 27.33
Sept. 8, 2014 27.71
Sept. 5, 2014 27.60
Sept. 4, 2014 27.51
Sept. 3, 2014 27.68
Sept. 2, 2014 27.59
Aug. 29, 2014 27.25
Aug. 28, 2014 27.26
Aug. 26, 2014 28.03
Aug. 25, 2014 27.71
Aug. 22, 2014 27.40
Aug. 21, 2014 27.64
Aug. 20, 2014 27.57
Aug. 19, 2014 27.26
Aug. 18, 2014 26.82
Aug. 15, 2014 26.37
Aug. 14, 2014 26.04
Aug. 13, 2014 25.41
Aug. 12, 2014 24.63
   
Aug. 11, 2014 25.06
Aug. 8, 2014 25.18
Aug. 7, 2014 25.21
Aug. 6, 2014 25.68
Aug. 5, 2014 25.52
Aug. 4, 2014 25.41
Aug. 1, 2014 25.25
July 31, 2014 25.57
July 30, 2014 25.27
July 29, 2014 25.16
July 28, 2014 25.27
July 25, 2014 25.31
July 24, 2014 25.38
July 23, 2014 25.58
July 22, 2014 25.47
July 21, 2014 25.12
July 18, 2014 25.31
July 17, 2014 24.92
July 16, 2014 25.32
July 15, 2014 25.89
July 14, 2014 26.38
July 11, 2014 26.62
July 10, 2014 26.43
July 9, 2014 26.51
July 8, 2014 26.56

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About Price to Earnings Ratio

The price to earnings ratio (PE Ratio) is the measure of the share price relative to the annual net income earned by the firm per share. PE ratio shows current investor demand for a company share. A high PE ratio generally indicates increased demand because investors anticipate earnings growth in the future. The PE ratio has units of years, which can be interpreted as the number of years of earnings to pay back purchase price.

PE ratio is often referred to as the "multiple" because it demonstrates how much an investor is willing to pay for one dollar of earnings. PE Ratios are sometimes calculated using estimations of next year's earnings per share in the denominator. When this happens, it is usually noted.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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WST PE Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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WST PE Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 14.69 Sep 23 2010
Maximum 32.41 Jan 16 2014
Average 22.98

WST PE Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: pe_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("WST", "pe_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("WST", "pe_ratio", -4)

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