Shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
slipped 0.89% to $372.65 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.35% to 4,369.21 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
falling 0.31% to 34,888.79. The stock’s fall snapped a seven-day winning streak. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. closed $4.54 below its 52-week high ($377.19), which the company achieved on July 12th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Johnson & Johnson
fell 0.12% to $169.27, Medtronic PLC
fell 0.62% to $127.40, and Stryker Corp.
fell 1.25% to $261.60. Trading volume (241,943) remained 136,032 below its 50-day average volume of 377,975.