West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST)

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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures and sells components and systems for injectable drug delivery and plastic packaging, as well as delivery system components for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and consumer products industries. It operates in two segments, Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems and Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems. The Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems segment provides packaging components and systems for injectable drug delivery, including stoppers and seals for vials, closures and other components that are used in syringe, intravenous and blood collection systems, and prefillable syringe components. This segment also provides contract analytical laboratory services for testing and evaluating primary drug packaging components; and specialized testing for complete drug delivery systems. The Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems segment offers safety and administration systems, and multi component systems for drug administration. This segment’s administration systems include sterile devices, such as transfer devices, needleless reconstitution systems, and vial adapters. This segment also offers customer contract-manufacturing and assembly solutions, including technologies, such as multi-component molding, in-mold labeling, ultrasonic welding, and clean room molding and device assembly used to manufacture customer-owned components, as well as devices used in surgical, diagnostic, ophthalmic, other drug delivery systems, personal care, and consumer products. The company distributes its products through its sales force and distribution network, as well as through contract sales agents and regional distributors in the United States, Germany, France, and other European countries. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania.
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David Windley Jefferies & Co. Buy   Sep 15, '17     115.00  Sep 15, '18  N/A 
Tim Evans Wells Fargo Securities, Llc Buy   Oct 28, '16       Oct 28, '17  N/A 
Paul Knight Credit Agricole Securities Buy   Jan 08, '16   55.05  69.00  Jan 08, '17  57.37%