Shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. WST, +0.89% inched 0.89% higher to $413.48 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.05% rising 1.05% to 4,345.72 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.92% rising 0.92% to 34,314.67. The stock’s rise snapped a three-day losing streak. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. closed $61.87 short of its 52-week high ($475.35), which the company reached on September 9th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Johnson & Johnson JNJ, +0.23% rose 0.23% to $159.58, Medtronic PLC MDT, +0.60% rose 0.60% to $125.80, and Stryker Corp. SYK, +0.06% rose 0.06% to $262.49. Trading volume (390,970) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 327,886.