W.R. Berkley Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:WRB)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s), 5 Hold Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.83)
Consensus Price Target: $54.00 (7.64% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/26/2016Compass PointBoost Price TargetNeutral$55.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/13/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$57.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/27/2016Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/17/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingUnderperform$45.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/3/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$52.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/21/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/9/2015Bank of America Corp.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$55.00 -> $58.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/8/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$51.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/1/2015Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageUnderperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/14/2015MacquarieDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/27/2014Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$50.00 -> $52.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/26/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/25/2016        
7/25/2016Q216$0.77$0.82$1.96 billion$1.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/26/2016Q116$0.85$0.89$1.94 billion$1.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/2/2016Q415$0.81$0.89$1.89 billion$1.81 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/26/2015Q315$0.83$0.91$1.91 billion$1.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/27/2015Q215$0.81$0.81$1.88 billion$1.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/27/2015Q115$0.73$0.80$1.82 billion$1.74 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/3/2015Q414$0.89$0.73$1.78 billion$1.78 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/23/2014Q314$0.90$1.06$1.74 billion$1.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/28/2014Q214$0.79$0.82$1.68 million$1.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/22/2014Q114$0.78$1.00$1.65 billion$1.71 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/27/2014Q413$0.76$0.93$1.62 billion$1.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/22/2013Q313$0.69$0.77$1.57 billion$1.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2013Q2 2013$0.68$0.70$1.56 billion$1.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2013Q1 2013$0.71$0.83$1.45 billion$1.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/28/2013Q4 2012$0.49$0.64$1.48 billion$1.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/22/2012$0.55$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2012$0.60$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2012$0.66$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/31/2012$0.50$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/26/2011$0.43$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/25/2011$0.43$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/26/2011$0.65$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/2/2011$0.67$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.85$0.85$0.85
Q2 20161$0.81$0.81$0.81
Q3 20161$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q4 20161$0.98$0.98$0.98
Q1 20171$0.99$0.99$0.99
Q2 20171$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q3 20171$0.76$0.76$0.76
Q4 20171$0.98$0.98$0.98
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.89%
Payout Ratio:13.30% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
15.25% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
15.12% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:10.30% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
5/25/2016Quarterly$0.136/13/20166/15/20167/5/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/17/2016Quarterly$0.123/11/20163/15/20164/5/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/5/2015Quarterly$0.1211/27/201512/1/201512/17/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/4/2015$0.129/3/20159/8/201510/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
6/3/2015quarterly$0.120.95%6/11/20156/15/20157/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/19/2015quarterly$0.110.88%3/17/20153/19/20154/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/8/2014special$1.000.82%12/16/201412/18/201412/30/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/6/2014quarterly$0.110.86%11/28/201412/2/201412/18/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/5/2014quarterly$0.110.98%9/8/20149/10/201410/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/20/2014quarterly$0.111%6/6/20146/10/20147/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/19/2014quarterly$0.100.98%3/17/20143/19/20144/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/18/2013quarterly$0.100.91%11/29/201312/3/201312/19/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/6/2013quarterly$0.100.96%9/6/20139/10/201310/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/21/2013quarterly$0.100.97%6/7/20136/11/20137/2/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
3/21/2013quarterly$0.090.83%3/27/20134/1/20134/9/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/14/2012special$1.0012/20/201212/24/201212/31/2012Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
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Headlines

Latest Headlines for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
DateHeadline
07/25/16 07:30 PMW.R. Berkley beats 2Q profit forecasts
07/22/16 08:43 AMInsurers Q2 Earnings Preview for Jul 25: WRB, WTM, OB, RE -
07/21/16 10:08 AMW. R. Berkley Corporation to sell Aero Precision
07/20/16 07:54 AMWhy W.R. Berkley (WRB) Might Surprise This Earnings Season -
07/19/16 08:15 AMW. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Sale Of Wholly-Owned Investment
07/18/16 11:18 AMBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits -
07/16/16 06:34 PMW.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB) price target bumped up to $61, reported today by RBC Capital Markets
06/30/16 02:51 PMW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Scott R. Barraclough President of Admiral Insurance - [at noodls] - 5661b394-badc-4eea-9e65-6656be8d9f9d.pdf Released : 06/30/2016 GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of Scott R. Barraclough as president ...
06/27/16 08:35 AMW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WRB-US : June 27, 2016 -
06/23/16 08:29 AMW. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce Second Quarter 2016 Earnings on July 25, 2016 - [at noodls] - 6cc930fb-58aa-4c4a-ad71-4b9d1256b2d6.pdf Released : 06/23/2016 GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) will release its second quarter 2016 earnings after the market closes ...
06/16/16 07:28 PMW.R. Berkley Taps Morgan Stanley’s Abbey for Strategy Post
06/16/16 07:28 PMBRIEF-W. R. Berkley Corp names Jared Abbey as senior vice president
06/16/16 07:39 AMW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Jared E. Abbey Senior Vice President - [at noodls] - 37986a2c-3365-478e-a755-1085ca01b3b2.pdf Released : 06/16/2016 GREENWICH, Conn., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of Jared E. Abbey as ...
06/14/16 07:55 PMBRIEF-W. R. Berkley Corp names David Dunn CEO of Carolina Casualty - * W. R. Berkley Corporation names David Dunn president and chief executive officer of Carolina Casualty Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1 646 223 8780)
06/14/16 06:53 PMThe Statistics Don’t Lie: W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Earnings Preview
06/14/16 02:59 PMW. R. Berkley Corporation Names David A. Dunn President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Casualty - [at noodls] - 97835461-6058-4c84-b143-5e3722b742c4.pdf Released : 06/14/2016 GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced the appointment of David A. Dunn as president and ...
05/26/16 09:41 AMW.R. Berkley Returns More to Investors with 8% Dividend Hike -
05/26/16 05:02 AMBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers -
05/25/16 02:43 PMW.R. Berkley declares $0.13 dividend -
05/25/16 02:26 PMW. R. Berkley Corporation Increases Dividend 8% - [at noodls] - 1dc65c62-29f3-4373-84ac-129c95df3f5b.pdf Released : 05/25/2016 GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) announced today that its Board of Directors has voted to increase ...
05/25/16 12:06 PMW. R. Berkley Corporation Appoints Senior Executives - [at noodls] - 881828d5-32d8-4526-8bec-1199234716e0.pdf Released : 05/25/2016 GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointments of two senior executives. Richard ...
05/19/16 04:38 PMW.R. Berkley Prices $290 Million Subordinated Debentures -
05/19/16 03:35 PMA.M. Best Assigns Rating to W.R. Berkley Corporation’s Subordinated Debentures - [Business Wire] - A.M. Best has assigned an issue rating of “bbb+” to the recently announced $290 million 5.75% subordinated debentures due 2056 of W.R. Berkley Corporation .
05/19/16 07:25 AMW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WRB-US : May 19, 2016 -
05/18/16 03:12 PMW. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Pricing of $290 Million of 5.75% Subordinated Debentures Due 2056 - [at noodls] - b77f4e9c-0dd2-4b37-9be4-d49f6a4e24d4.pdf Released : 05/18/2016 GREENWICH, CT--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) (the "Company") announced today that it priced an offering ...
05/12/16 08:15 AMW. R. Berkley's New Asia Unit to Boost Commercial Insurance -
04/21/16 02:41 PMBRIEF-W. R. Berkley Corporation says losses from catastrophes in Q1 of 2016 were $15.6 mln - * W. R. Berkley corporation announces first quarter 2016 catastrophe losses
03/14/16 12:39 PMW.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) New Analyst Ratings ... - Share Trading News - W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) New Analyst Ratings ...Share Trading NewsMarket analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets on shares of W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB). The latest reports which are currently ...8 Analysts Rate Berkley (W.R.) (NYSE:WRB) an Average of Hold ...Hints News NetworkBerkley (W.R.) (NYSE:WRB): Analysts Maintain an average rating of ...Engelwood Dailyall 3 news articles »
02/26/16 11:03 AMA.M. Best Affirms Ratings of W.R. Berkley Corporation and Its Subsidiaries; Assigns Rating to Subordinated Debentures - [Business Wire] - A.M. Best has affirmed the issuer credit rating of “a-” of W.R. Berkley Corporation . Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ and the ICRs of “aa-” of Berkley Insurance Company and 26 of its reinsured subsidiaries and affiliates, collectively referred to as W.R.
02/26/16 09:25 AMPrice Data and Timing Reveal Opportunities - Comprehensive Research on Solera Holdings, Leggett & Platt, A. O. Smith and W. R. Berkley - [Accesswire] - NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 26, 2016 / Moments ago, Trader's Choice released new research updates concerning several important developing situations including the following equities: Solera Holdings ...
02/24/16 04:01 PMBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits -
02/22/16 04:29 PMBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report -
02/19/16 07:03 AMW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : February 19, 2016 -
02/17/16 01:45 PMW.R. Berkley declares $0.12 dividend -
02/11/16 01:46 PMWR Berkley Continues To Navigate Tricky Waters - Seeking Alpha - WR Berkley Continues To Navigate Tricky WatersSeeking AlphaWhile pricing remains feeble in the commercial P&C sector, W.R. Berkley continues to seek out growth in specialty segments like workers' comp and product liability while maintaining good underwriting results. With rates not likely to head a lot higher ...
02/05/16 12:49 PMW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) is Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts to Sector Perform, Lowers Price Target to $ 54 - Los Angeles Mirror - W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) is Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts to Sector Perform, Lowers Price Target to $ 54Los Angeles MirrorW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) is Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts to “Sector Perform” while Lowering the Price Target of the company shares to $ 54 from a previous price target of $57 . RBC Capital Mkts advised their investors in a research report released on ...and more »
02/04/16 09:42 AMW.R. Berkley Corp. Earnings Analysis: 2015 By the Numbers -
02/03/16 10:20 AMW.R. Berkley Corp Beats on Q4 Earnings as Premiums Rise -
02/02/16 07:00 PMEdited Transcript of WRB earnings conference call or presentation 2-Feb-16 10:00pm GMT -
02/02/16 03:49 PMW.R. Berkley beats 4Q profit forecasts -
02/02/16 03:20 PMBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition -
02/02/16 03:04 PM4:04 pm W.R. Berkley beats by $0.05, beats on revs -
02/02/16 03:01 PMW. R. Berkley Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter Results - [Business Wire] - W. R. Berkley Corporation today reported operating income for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $115 million, or $0.89 per share.
02/02/16 06:07 AMQ4 2015 W. R. Berkley Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close -
01/31/16 06:45 PMAnalyst Price Target on W.R. Berkley Corporation - Market Briefing - Analyst Price Target on W.R. Berkley CorporationMarket BriefingW.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB): According to 7 Analysts, The short term target price has been estimated at $ 55.29.The target price could deviate by a maximum of $2.69 from the forecast price. In the near term, the target price could hit a high of ...and more »
01/30/16 11:49 AMW. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Insurance Conference - Business Wire (press release) - W. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Insurance ConferenceBusiness Wire (press release)GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) announced today that William R. Berkley, its executive chairman, and W. Robert Berkley, Jr., its president and chief executive officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill ...W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Short Interest UpdateWallStreet Prudentall 3 news articles »
01/28/16 12:03 PMW.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Short Interest Update - WallStreet Prudent - W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Short Interest UpdateWallStreet PrudentW.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has seen a rise of 77,965 shares or 1.8% in the short interest. The remaining shorts are 4.4% of the total floated shares. The net short interest, as on January 15,2016, stood at 4,328,300 shares and the stocks days ...W. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Insurance ConferenceBusiness Wire (press release)all 2 news articles »
01/28/16 09:10 AMW. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Insurance Conference - [Business Wire] - W. R. Berkley Corporation announced today that William R. Berkley, its executive chairman, and W. Robert Berkley, Jr., its president and chief executive officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Insurance Conference being held in New York City.
01/25/16 11:33 AMCompany Shares of W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Drops by -0.1% - WallStreet Prudent - Company Shares of W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Drops by -0.1%WallStreet PrudentW.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has lost 0.1% during the past week and dropped 11.16% in the last 4 weeks. The shares are however, negative as compared to the S&P 500 for the past week with a loss of 1.49%. W.R. Berkley Corporation ...and more »
01/22/16 06:24 PMW.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB): Earnings Prediction Watch - Investor Newswire - W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB): Earnings Prediction WatchInvestor NewswireAccording to sell-side analysts surveyed by Zacks Research, W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) is expected to post earnings per share of $0.97 in its most recent fiscal quarter. The company is scheduled to announce the quarterly financial report on ...and more »

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About W.R. Berkley Corp.

W.R. Berkley Corp. logoW. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company. The Company operates in the three segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International and Reinsurance-Global. Its Insurance-Domestic segment includes commercial insurance business, including excess and surplus lines and admitted lines, primarily throughout the United States. Its Insurance-Domestic operating units underwrite commercial insurance business primarily throughout the United States. The Company's Insurance-International segment includes insurance business primarily in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, South America, Canada, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia. The Company's Reinsurance-Global segment includes reinsurance business on a facultative and treaty basis, primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, the Asia-Pacific Region and South Africa.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WRB
  • CUSIP: 08442310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $58.47
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $57.54
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $54.67
  • P/E Ratio: 14.99
  • P/E Growth: 7.07
  • Market Cap: $7.19B
  • Beta: 0.8
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.41 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.44 EPS
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W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB) Chart for Tuesday, July, 26, 2016