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

About W.R. Berkley Corporation

W.R. Berkley Corporation 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: $71.56
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $68.18
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $61.92
  • 52-Week Range: $121,194,000.00 - $51.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.28
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.87
  • P/E Growth: 8.52
  • Market Cap: $8.67B
  • Outstanding Shares: 121,194,000
  • Beta: 0.73
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 7.86%
  • Return on Equity: 8.93%
  • Return on Assets: 1.91%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.50%
  • Current Ratio: 0.35%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.35%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $58.60 (18.06% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/31/2017Langen McalennReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
1/17/2017MacquarieUpgradeUnderperform -> OutperformView Rating Details
11/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$60.00View Rating Details
10/26/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$55.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetSell$52.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016Compass PointBoost Price TargetNeutral$55.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
7/13/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$57.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details
4/27/2016Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
9/21/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
7/9/2015Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$55.00 -> $58.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/26/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/24/2017        
1/31/2017Q416$0.78$0.82$1.89 billion$1.97 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$0.85$0.88$1.89 billion$2.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2016Q216$0.77$0.82$1.96 billion$1.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$0.85$0.89$1.94 billion$1.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2016Q415$0.81$0.89$1.89 billion$1.81 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2015Q315$0.83$0.91$1.91 billion$1.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2015Q215$0.81$0.81$1.88 billion$1.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$0.73$0.80$1.82 billion$1.74 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q414$0.89$0.73$1.78 billion$1.78 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.90$1.06$1.74 billion$1.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$0.79$0.82$1.68 million$1.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014Q114$0.78$1.00$1.65 billion$1.71 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2014Q413$0.76$0.93$1.62 billion$1.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$0.69$0.77$1.57 billion$1.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2013Q2 2013$0.68$0.70$1.56 billion$1.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q1 2013$0.71$0.83$1.45 billion$1.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2013Q4 2012$0.49$0.64$1.48 billion$1.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$0.55$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.60$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$0.66$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2012$0.50$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.43$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2011$0.43$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.65$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$0.67$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.40 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.60 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.85$0.85$0.85
Q2 20161$0.81$0.81$0.81
Q3 20161$0.78$0.78$0.78
Q4 20161$0.86$0.86$0.86
Q1 20171$0.92$0.92$0.92
Q2 20171$0.81$0.81$0.81
Q3 20171$0.83$0.83$0.83
Q4 20171$0.89$0.89$0.89
Q1 20181$0.94$0.94$0.94
Q2 20181$0.85$0.85$0.85
Q3 20181$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q4 20181$0.95$0.95$0.95
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.73%
Dividend Growth:9.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:11.06% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
15.29% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
14.44% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/9/2017quarterly$0.130.76%3/13/20173/15/20174/5/2017
11/4/2016Quarterly$0.1311/29/201612/1/201612/15/2016
11/4/2016$0.5011/9/201611/14/201611/21/2016
8/2/2016$0.639/16/20169/20/201610/5/2016
5/25/2016Quarterly$0.136/13/20166/15/20167/5/2016
2/17/2016Quarterly$0.123/11/20163/15/20164/5/2016
11/5/2015Quarterly$0.1211/27/201512/1/201512/17/2015
8/4/2015$0.129/3/20159/8/201510/1/2015
6/3/2015quarterly$0.120.95%6/11/20156/15/20157/1/2015
2/19/2015quarterly$0.110.88%3/17/20153/19/20154/1/2015
12/8/2014special$1.000.82%12/16/201412/18/201412/30/2014
11/6/2014quarterly$0.110.86%11/28/201412/2/201412/18/2014
8/5/2014quarterly$0.110.98%9/8/20149/10/201410/1/2014
5/20/2014quarterly$0.111%6/6/20146/10/20147/1/2014
2/19/2014quarterly$0.100.98%3/17/20143/19/20144/1/2014
11/18/2013quarterly$0.100.91%11/29/201312/3/201312/19/2013
8/6/2013quarterly$0.100.96%9/6/20139/10/201310/1/2013
5/21/2013quarterly$0.100.97%6/7/20136/11/20137/2/2013
3/21/2013quarterly$0.090.83%3/27/20134/1/20134/9/2013
12/14/2012special$1.0012/20/201212/24/201212/31/2012
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

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

Latest Headlines for W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)
DateHeadline
News IconThe WR Berkley Corporation (WRB) Stake Boosted by AMP Capital Investors Ltd - Petro Global News 24 (NYSE:WRB)
petroglobalnews24.com - February 25 at 4:29 AM
News IconAnalysts Weigh in on WR Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) - Rockville Register (NYSE:WRB)
rockvilleregister.com - February 20 at 8:08 AM
News IconIs The Sell-Side Predicting That WR Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Will Move Higher? - Winfield Review (NYSE:WRB)
winfieldreview.com - February 17 at 8:07 AM
realistinvestor.com logoWR Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Mean Rating At $2.71 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:WRB)
www.realistinvestor.com - February 17 at 8:07 AM
News IconAre Analysts Optimistic About Where WR Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) is Heading? - Winfield Review (NYSE:WRB)
winfieldreview.com - February 15 at 6:54 AM
businesswire.com logoWR Berkley Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:WRB)
www.businesswire.com - February 10 at 6:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 6:43 AM
News IconMraz Amerine Associates Cuts Position in W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB ... - Highland Mirror (NYSE:WRB)
www.highlandmirror.com - February 4 at 6:18 AM
News IconW.R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) Could Hit $62 - Stock Market Daily (NYSE:WRB)
stockmarketdaily.co - February 2 at 6:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Insurance Conference (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - February 2 at 6:52 AM
News IconW.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) to Post $0.83 Earnings Per Share: Analysts - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:WRB)
wsbeacon.com - February 1 at 7:27 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley misses 4Q profit forecasts (NYSE:WRB)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - February 1 at 7:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRB earnings conference call or presentation 31-Jan-17 10:00pm GMT (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - February 1 at 7:27 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 W. R. Berkley Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close (NYSE:WRB)
biz.yahoo.com - January 31 at 8:06 AM
News IconWith Markets Booming Higher, Is This Stock Fairly Valued: W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:WRB)
aikenadvocate.com - January 27 at 6:49 AM
News IconTrading Scout: Watching Shares of WR Berkley Corporation (WRB) - Market Point (NYSE:WRB)
mtptnews.com - January 25 at 4:57 PM
News IconEarnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:WRB)
wsbeacon.com - January 24 at 3:35 AM
News IconIs This Stock Fairly Valued Heading Into Earnings Season: W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:WRB)
aikenadvocate.com - January 20 at 2:22 AM
News IconGearing Up For a Bull Run? Analysts Weigh in on W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:WRB)
wsbeacon.com - January 20 at 2:22 AM
streetinsider.com logoW.R. Berkley (WRB) Appoints Mir Mazhar to CPO (NYSE:WRB)
www.streetinsider.com - January 19 at 9:22 PM
streetinsider.com logoWR Berkley (WRB) Appoints Mir Mazhar to CPO - StreetInsider.com (NYSE:WRB)
www.streetinsider.com - January 19 at 4:21 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Executive Appointments (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - January 19 at 4:21 PM
News IconWill The Needle Move For W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Shares This Earnings Season? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:WRB)
wsbeacon.com - January 18 at 2:00 AM
News IconW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) is Upgraded by Macquarie to Outperform ... - Highland Mirror (NYSE:WRB)
www.highlandmirror.com - January 18 at 2:00 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley upgraded by Macquarie (NYSE:WRB)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 17 at 3:59 PM
News IconWill The Needle Move For WR Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Shares This Earnings Season? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:WRB)
wsbeacon.com - January 16 at 9:17 PM
News IconBeacon Financial Group buys $3983916 stake in WR Berkley Corp - Highland Mirror (NYSE:WRB)
www.highlandmirror.com - January 12 at 8:04 AM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. : WRB-US: Dividend Analysis : December 01st, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 11, 2017 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - January 12 at 8:04 AM
businesswire.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Jo-Marie St. Martin Vice President - Federal Government Relations - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:WRB)
www.businesswire.com - January 9 at 8:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Jo-Marie St. Martin Vice President - Federal Government Relations (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - January 9 at 8:19 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings on January 31, 2017 (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - January 4 at 7:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Miklos F. Kallo President of Berkley Regional Specialty (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - December 9 at 2:49 AM
News IconHedge Funds Are Selling W.R. Berkley Corp (WRB) (NYSE:WRB)
feedproxy.google.com - December 8 at 7:23 AM
News IconW. R. Berkley Corporation Introduces Berkley One Brand for High Net Worth Personal Lines (NYSE:WRB)
www.cbs58.com - December 3 at 7:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Introduces “Berkley One” Brand for High Net Worth Personal Lines (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - December 2 at 8:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo3 Reasons to Have W.R. Berkley (WRB) in Your Portfolio (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - November 30 at 12:19 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Forms Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - November 17 at 8:02 PM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to W.R. Berkley Corp. : November 15, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - November 15 at 9:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley downgraded by Goldman (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - November 15 at 12:10 PM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WRB-US : November 14, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - November 14 at 12:41 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-W. R. Berkley Corporation declares special dividend of 50 cents (NYSE:WRB)
www.reuters.com - November 5 at 10:32 AM
seekingalpha.com logoW.R. Berkley declares $0.13 dividend (NYSE:WRB)
seekingalpha.com - November 4 at 12:46 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Special Dividend and Regular Quarterly Dividend (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - November 4 at 12:39 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to W.R. Berkley Corp. : October 28, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - October 28 at 7:57 PM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. :WRB-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : October 27, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - October 27 at 8:22 PM
seekingalpha.com logoW.R. Berkley's (WRB) CEO Rob Berkley on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:WRB)
seekingalpha.com - October 26 at 8:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRB earnings conference call or presentation 25-Oct-16 9:00pm GMT (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - October 26 at 11:57 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley (WRB) Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates, Down Y/Y (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - October 26 at 11:57 AM
businesswire.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results (NYSE:WRB)
www.businesswire.com - October 25 at 8:16 PM
4-traders.com logoW R Berkley : misses 3Q profit forecasts (NYSE:WRB)
www.4-traders.com - October 25 at 8:16 PM

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What is W.R. Berkley Corporation's stock symbol?

W.R. Berkley Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WRB."

How often does W.R. Berkley Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for W.R. Berkley Corporation?

W.R. Berkley Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Wednesday, April 5th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th.

Where is W.R. Berkley Corporation's stock going? Where will W.R. Berkley Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for W.R. Berkley Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $61.00. On average, they expect W.R. Berkley Corporation's stock price to reach $58.60 in the next year.

When will W.R. Berkley Corporation announce their earnings?

W.R. Berkley Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April, 24th 2017.

Who owns W.R. Berkley Corporation stock?

W.R. Berkley Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.14%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (2.07%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.50%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (0.89%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (0.34%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (0.25%).

Who sold W.R. Berkley Corporation stock? Who is selling W.R. Berkley Corporation stock?

W.R. Berkley Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, New York State Teachers Retirement System and First Republic Investment Management Inc..

Who bought W.R. Berkley Corporation stock? Who is buying W.R. Berkley Corporation stock?

W.R. Berkley Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, Bessemer Group Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Guggenheim Capital LLC, Credit Agricole S A and Elgethun Capital Management.

How do I buy W.R. Berkley Corporation stock?

Shares of W.R. Berkley Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of W.R. Berkley Corporation stock cost?

One share of W.R. Berkley Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $71.52.

W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Chart for Sunday, February, 26, 2017


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Last Updated on 2/26/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff