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NYSE:WRB - W. R. Berkley Stock Price, Forecast & News

$79.48
+0.12 (+0.15 %)
(As of 02/20/2020 07:19 AM ET)
Today's Range
$79.28
Now: $79.48
$79.92
50-Day Range
$67.69
MA: $72.94
$79.48
52-Week Range
$53.97
Now: $79.48
$79.92
Volume477,001 shs
Average Volume742,448 shs
Market Capitalization$14.60 billion
P/E Ratio22.52
Dividend Yield0.55%
Beta0.61
W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as a commercial lines writer in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Insurance and Reinsurance. The Insurance segment underwrites commercial insurance business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and professional liability lines. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance
SectorFinance
CUSIP08442310
Phone203-629-3000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.90 billion
Cash Flow$3.53 per share
Book Value$29.91 per share

Profitability

Net Income$681.94 million

Miscellaneous

Employees7,448
Market Cap$14.60 billion
Next Earnings Date4/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

W. R. Berkley announced a dividend on Friday, November 8th. Investors of record on Friday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share on Wednesday, December 11th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 21st. View W. R. Berkley's Dividend History.

When did W. R. Berkley's stock split? How did W. R. Berkley's stock split work?

W. R. Berkley shares split on the morning of Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. The 3-2 split was announced on Thursday, February 21st 2019. The newly issued shares were issued to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, April 2nd 2019. An investor that had 100 shares of W. R. Berkley stock prior to the split would have 150 shares after the split.

How were W. R. Berkley's earnings last quarter?

W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January, 28th. The insurance provider reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.01. The insurance provider had revenue of $1.72 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.71 billion. W. R. Berkley had a net margin of 8.63% and a return on equity of 10.73%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. View W. R. Berkley's Earnings History.

When is W. R. Berkley's next earnings date?

W. R. Berkley is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 28th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for W. R. Berkley.

What price target have analysts set for WRB?

7 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for W. R. Berkley's shares. Their forecasts range from $56.00 to $82.00. On average, they expect W. R. Berkley's share price to reach $67.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 15.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for W. R. Berkley.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for W. R. Berkley?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W. R. Berkley in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for W. R. Berkley.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about W. R. Berkley stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about W. R. Berkley stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "W.R. Berkley Corporation’s earnings of 72 cents per share came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate and grew 18% year over year on higher premiums written. Shares of the company have outperformed the industry in a year's time. The company has been investing in numerous startups since 2006 and establishing new units in growing international markets. It witnessed steady net premium growth on the back of rate improvement. Robust capital position enables the company to deploy capital effectively through share repurchase, special dividends and dividend hikes. However, exposure to a highly competitive reinsurance market is a concern. Rising debt has been inducing higher interest expenses. Exposure to catastrophe loss inducing volatility in underwriting profitability raises the financial risk of the company." (2/17/2020)
  • 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We believe WRB is well positioned to take advantage of any improvement in market conditions and we consider the stock an excellent core holding for longer-term investors. In the near-term, however, we don’t see much potential for the shares to outperform the market. Berkley’s P/B valuation (1.9x) is high relative to peers (1.5x) and its historical average (1.4x) – in our view, the stock isn’t particularly compelling today for short-term investors. We maintain our Neutral rating." (4/24/2019)

Has W. R. Berkley been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WRB stock have trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W. R. Berkley earned a news impact score of -2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the insurance provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for W. R. Berkley.

Are investors shorting W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley saw a decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,680,000 shares, a decline of 9.2% from the January 15th total of 2,950,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,310,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View W. R. Berkley's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of W. R. Berkley's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of W. R. Berkley own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other W. R. Berkley investors own include Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Sherwin-Williams (SHW), AT&T (T), Consolidated Edison (ED), Altria Group (MO), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Walt Disney (DIS) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

Who are W. R. Berkley's key executives?

W. R. Berkley's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. William Robert Berkley, Exec. Chairman (Age 74)
  • Mr. William Robert Berkley Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 46)
  • Mr. Richard Mark Baio, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 50)
  • Mr. James Gerald Shiel, Exec. VP of Investments (Age 59)
  • Mr. Ira Seth Lederman, Exec. VP & Sec. (Age 65)

Who are W. R. Berkley's major shareholders?

W. R. Berkley's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.49%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.92%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.74%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.31%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.30%) and Citigroup Inc. (1.18%). Company insiders that own W. R. Berkley stock include James G Shiel and Mark Ellwood Brockbank. View Institutional Ownership Trends for W. R. Berkley.

Which major investors are selling W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Victory Capital Management Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, First Eagle Investment Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., American International Group Inc. and Scout Investments Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for W. R. Berkley.

Which major investors are buying W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Madison Asset Management LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC and MUFG Securities EMEA plc. View Insider Buying and Selling for W. R. Berkley.

How do I buy shares of W. R. Berkley?

Shares of WRB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is W. R. Berkley's stock price today?

One share of WRB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $79.48.

How big of a company is W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley has a market capitalization of $14.60 billion and generates $7.90 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $681.94 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.03 on an earnings per share basis. W. R. Berkley employs 7,448 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About W. R. Berkley.

What is W. R. Berkley's official website?

The official website for W. R. Berkley is http://www.wrberkley.com/.

How can I contact W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley's mailing address is 475 STEAMBOAT ROAD, GREENWICH CT, 06830. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at 203-629-3000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for W. R. Berkley (NYSE WRB)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  257 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  471 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  728
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about W. R. Berkley and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WRB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WRB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/20/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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