West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. stock rises Friday, outperforms market

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Shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. WST, +0.42% inched 0.42% higher to $457.11 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.15% rising 0.15% to 4,455.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.10% rising 0.10% to 34,798.00. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. closed $18.24 below its 52-week high ($475.35), which the company reached on September 9th. The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ, -0.30% fell 0.30% to $164.36, Medtronic PLC MDT, -0.47% fell 0.47% to $130.02, and Stryker Corp. SYK, +0.17% rose 0.17% to $276.64. Trading volume (251,591) remained 63,575 below its 50-day average volume of 315,166. Editor's Note:
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