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West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of February 16 and a Sell Date of July 2 has resulted in a geometric average return of 8.09% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 17 of those periods. This is a very good rate of success, but the return underperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 2.33% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Healthcare sector, which runs from April 25 to December 4. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Healthcare Sector Seasonal Chart.

West Pharmaceutical Services is a Pennsylvania-based medical supplies company that operates as a key supplier to firms in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and generic drug industries. West develops, manufactures, and distributes elastomer-based supplies for the containment and administration of injectable drugs, including basic equipment such as syringes, stoppers, and plungers, along with somewhat more complicated devices including auto-injectors and other self-injection platforms. The company reports in two segments: proprietary products (76% of 2018 sales) and contract-manufactured products (24%). The firm generates 56% of its revenue from international markets and 44% from the United States.

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