Weaker Buy Today WST ranks #883 as BUY CANDIDATE. Stronger Buy
Today WST ranks #883 as BUY CANDIDATE.

WST stock West Pharmaceutical Services Inc

WST stock
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc

April 23, 2019
Change 2.71%
Chart period: 2019-01-24 - 2019-04-23





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West Pharmaceutical Services Inc Forecast and Stock Analysis

Technical WST stock analysis for April 23, 2019.

Buy candidate since 2019-04-17 Gain 3.19%
Shorts 2.10% ( 2019-03-29 )
Cash n/a
Loans n/a
Beta 1.25
ROA 11.00

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc gained 2.71% in the last trading day, rising from $112.16 to $115.20 , and has now gained 3 days in a row. It will be exciting to see whether it manages to continue gaining or take a minor break for the next few days. The price has been going up and down for this period, and there has been a 1.83% gain for the last 2 weeks. Volume fell in the last day by -124 988 shares, and in total, 268 908 shares bought and sold for approximately $30.98 million. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes for the next couple of days.

Close price at the end of the last trading day (Tuesday, 23rd Apr 2019) of the WST stock was $115.20. This is 2.71% more than the trading day before Monday, 22nd Apr 2019.

During day the stock fluctuated 2.74% from a day low at $112.33 to a day high of $115.41.

30 day high of the WST stock price was $117.39 and low was $103.05.
90 day high was $117.39 and low was $100.93.
52 week high for the West Pharmaceutical Services Inc - $125.09 and low - $84.91.


West Pharmaceutical Services Inc lies in the middle of a wide and weak rising trend in the short term and a further rise within the trend is signaled. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 9.62% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $117.10 and $129.09 at the end of this period.

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Only positive signals in the chart today. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc holds buy signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, there is a general buy signal from the relation between the two signals where the short-term average is above the long-term average. On corrections down there will be some support from the lines at $113.87 and $108.81. A break down below any of these levels will issue sell signals. A buy signal was issued from a pivot bottom point on Thursday April 18, 2019, which indicates further gains until a new top pivot has been found. Volume fell during the last trading day despite gaining prices. This causes a divergence between volume and price and may be an early warning. The stock should be watched closely.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

RSI14 is 63 and the stock is currently not being overbought or oversold

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Support & Resistance

On the downside, the stock finds support just below today's level from accumulated volume at $102.87 and $102.51.

There is natural risk involved when a stock is testing a support level, since if this is broken, the stock then may fall to the next support level. In this case, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc finds support just below today's level at $102.87. If this is broken, then the next support from accumulated volume will be at $102.51 and $101.91.

Support: $102.87 Price: $115.20 Resistance: $115.77


This stock is usually traded at good volume, and with minor daily changes the risk is considered to be low. During the last day, the stock moved $3.08 (2.74%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 2.85%.

Our recommended stoploss: $110.15 (-4.38%) (This stock has medium daily movements and this gives medium risk. There is a buy signal from pivot bottom found 2 days ago.)

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Weaker Buy Today WST ranks #883 as BUY CANDIDATE. Stronger Buy
Today WST ranks #883 as BUY CANDIDATE.