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

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: $58.56
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $58.19
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $56.86
  • 52-Week Range: $122,755,000.00 - $47.54
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.10
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.78
  • P/E Growth: 4.47
  • Market Cap: $7.06B
  • Outstanding Shares: 122,755,000
  • Beta: 0.8
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 6.69%
  • Return on Equity: 9.53%
  • Return on Assets: 2.04%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.51%
  • Current Ratio: 0.37%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.37%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.80)
Consensus Price Target: $55.40 (3.74% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/12/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet 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
2/3/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$52.00View Rating Details
9/21/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
7/9/2015Bank of America Corp.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$55.00 -> $58.00View Rating Details
7/8/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$51.00 -> $61.00View Rating Details
4/1/2015Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageUnderperformView Rating Details
1/14/2015MacquarieDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
10/27/2014Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$50.00 -> $52.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/24/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2016        
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 Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.41 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.43 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$0.91$0.91$0.91
Q1 20171$0.95$0.95$0.95
Q2 20171$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q3 20171$0.78$0.78$0.78
Q4 20171$0.93$0.93$0.93
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.90%
Dividend Growth:10.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:13.65% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
15.25% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
15.16% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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 Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Latest Headlines for W.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB)
DateHeadline
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WRB-US : September 23, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - September 23 at 7:29 PM
News IconW.R. Berkley insurance firm opens new division (NYSE:WRB)
www.greenwichtime.com - September 8 at 7:45 PM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WRB-US : September 8, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - September 8 at 12:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp Forms New Division to Boost Berkley Pro (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 12:02 PM
4-traders.com logoW R Berkley : Asset Management Group Lowers stake in W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) (NYSE:WRB)
www.4-traders.com - September 7 at 8:12 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Forms Berkley Transactional (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - September 6 at 8:14 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-W. R. Berkley Corporation Forms Berkley Transactional (NYSE:WRB)
feeds.reuters.com - September 6 at 11:00 AM
businesswire.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Richard M. Lowery Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (NYSE:WRB)
www.businesswire.com - September 2 at 7:28 AM
4-traders.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation : Expands Role of Gregory A. Douglas, President of Berkley Re Direct, to Include President of Berkley Program Specialists (NYSE:WRB)
www.4-traders.com - September 2 at 7:28 AM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Expands Role of Gregory A. Douglas, President of Berkley Re Direct, to Include President of Berkley Program Specialists (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - September 1 at 11:30 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to W.R. Berkley Corp. : August 30, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - August 30 at 7:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Insurance Conference (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 7:59 PM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WRB-US : August 29, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - August 29 at 8:13 PM
wsj.com logo[$$] Odyssey Investment Buys Aero Precision Industries From Berkley Capital (NYSE:WRB)
www.wsj.com - August 25 at 8:33 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to W.R. Berkley Corp. : August 19, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - August 19 at 8:05 PM
realistinvestor.com logoAnalysts Set $58.8 Price Target For W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) (NYSE:WRB)
www.realistinvestor.com - August 19 at 11:16 AM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WRB-US : August 18, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - August 18 at 11:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley Seeks Growth Through Expansion, Risks Remain (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 11:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBERKLEY W R CORP Financials (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - August 12 at 8:27 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Completes Sale of Wholly-Owned Investment (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - August 11 at 8:57 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NYSE:WRB)
biz.yahoo.com - August 5 at 8:32 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend and Special Dividend (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - August 2 at 8:43 PM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. :WRB-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 1, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - August 1 at 8:04 PM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. :WRB-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : July 27, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - July 27 at 3:11 PM
seekingalpha.com logoW.R. Berkley's (WRB) CEO Robert Berkley on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:WRB)
seekingalpha.com - July 27 at 11:32 AM
cnbc.com logoW.R. Berkley beats 2Q profit forecasts (NYSE:WRB)
www.cnbc.com - July 25 at 8:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInsurers Q2 Earnings Preview for Jul 25: WRB, WTM, OB, RE (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - July 22 at 9:43 AM
News IconW. R. Berkley Corporation to sell Aero Precision (NYSE:WRB)
www.financial-news.co.uk - July 21 at 11:08 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy W.R. Berkley (WRB) Might Surprise This Earnings Season (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 8:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Sale Of Wholly-Owned Investment (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - July 19 at 9:15 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:WRB)
biz.yahoo.com - July 18 at 12:18 PM
breakingfinancenews.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. (NYSE:WRB) price target bumped up to $61, reported today by RBC Capital Markets (NYSE:WRB)
breakingfinancenews.com - July 16 at 7:34 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Scott R. Barraclough President of Admiral Insurance (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - June 30 at 3:51 PM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WRB-US : June 27, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - June 27 at 9:35 AM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce Second Quarter 2016 Earnings on July 25, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - June 23 at 9:29 AM
News IconW.R. Berkley Taps Morgan Stanley’s Abbey for Strategy Post (NYSE:WRB)
www.insurancejournal.com - June 16 at 8:28 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-W. R. Berkley Corp names Jared Abbey as senior vice president (NYSE:WRB)
www.reuters.com - June 16 at 8:28 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Jared E. Abbey Senior Vice President (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - June 16 at 8:39 AM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-W. R. Berkley Corp names David Dunn CEO of Carolina Casualty (NYSE:WRB)
feeds.reuters.com - June 14 at 8:55 PM
istreetwire.com logoThe Statistics Don’t Lie: W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Earnings Preview (NYSE:WRB)
istreetwire.com - June 14 at 7:53 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Names David A. Dunn President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Casualty (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - June 14 at 3:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley Returns More to Investors with 8% Dividend Hike (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 10:41 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NYSE:WRB)
biz.yahoo.com - May 26 at 6:02 AM
seekingalpha.com logoW.R. Berkley declares $0.13 dividend (NYSE:WRB)
seekingalpha.com - May 25 at 3:43 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Increases Dividend 8% (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - May 25 at 3:26 PM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Appoints Senior Executives (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - May 25 at 1:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley Prices $290 Million Subordinated Debentures (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 5:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoA.M. Best Assigns Rating to W.R. Berkley Corporation’s Subordinated Debentures (NYSE:WRB)
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 4:35 PM
capitalcube.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WRB-US : May 19, 2016 (NYSE:WRB)
www.capitalcube.com - May 19 at 8:25 AM
publicnow.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Pricing of $290 Million of 5.75% Subordinated Debentures Due 2056 (NYSE:WRB)
www.publicnow.com - May 18 at 4:12 PM

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