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NYSE:WRB

W. R. Berkley (WRB) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$70.49
+0.38 (+0.54%)
(As of 05/27/2022 10:15 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$69.99
$70.57
50-Day Range
$64.00
$97.95
52-Week Range
$47.13
$71.53
Volume
5,918 shs
Average Volume
1.51 million shs
Market Capitalization
$18.69 billion
P/E Ratio
14.21
Dividend Yield
0.51%
Beta
0.75
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About W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as a commercial lines writer in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. The Insurance segment underwrites commercial insurance business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and general and professional liability lines. It also provides workers' compensation insurance products; accident and health insurance and reinsurance products; insurance for commercial risks; specialty environmental products for contractors, consultants, and property owners and facilities operators; specialized insurance coverages for fine arts and jewelry exposures; umbrella and excess liability coverage products; and liquor liability and inland marine coverage for small to medium-sized insureds. In addition, this segment offers directors and officers, and surety risk products, as well as products for technology, and life sciences and travel industries; cyber risk solutions; casualty, group life, and crime and fidelity related insurance products; personal lines insurance solutions, including home, condo/co-op, auto, and collectibles; automobile, law enforcement, public officials and educator's legal, and employment practices liability, as well as incidental medical insurance products; and at-risk and alternative risk insurance program management services. The Reinsurance & Monoline Excess segment provides other insurance companies and self-insureds with assistance in managing their net risk through reinsurance on a portfolio basis through treaty reinsurance or on an individual basis through facultative reinsurance. W. R. Berkley Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-Industry
Property & Casualty Insurance
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
08442310
Employees
7,681
Year Founded
1967

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.46 billion
Cash Flow
$4.34 per share
Book Value
$25.97 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$1.02 billion
Pretax Margin
16.83%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
206,055,000
Market Cap
$18.69 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/23 Dividend
3/08/2022
Dividend Payable
3/23/2022
Last Earnings
4/25/2022
Today
5/27/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/28/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.38 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

507th out of 1,381 stocks

Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance Industry

30th out of 75 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.4Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -













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

Is W. R. Berkley a buy right now?

10 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W. R. Berkley in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" W. R. Berkley stock.
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Are investors shorting W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,410,000 shares, an increase of 24.9% from the April 30th total of 1,930,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,590,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days.
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When is W. R. Berkley's next earnings date?

W. R. Berkley is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 28th 2022.
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How were W. R. Berkley's earnings last quarter?

W. R. Berkley Co. (NYSE:WRB) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 25th. The insurance provider reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.18. The insurance provider earned $2.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 billion. W. R. Berkley had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.77% and a net margin of 13.55%. W. R. Berkley's quarterly revenue was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.72 EPS.
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How often does W. R. Berkley pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.0867 per share on Wednesday, March 23rd. This represents a $0.35 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 8th.
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Is W. R. Berkley a good dividend stock?

W. R. Berkley pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.51%. W. R. Berkley has been increasing its dividend for 21 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W. R. Berkley is 7.06%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, W. R. Berkley will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.22% next year. This indicates that W. R. Berkley will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did W. R. Berkley's stock split? How did W. R. Berkley's stock split work?

W. R. Berkley shares split on Thursday, March 24th 2022. The 3-2 split was announced on Friday, February 25th 2022. The newly issued shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell on Wednesday, March 23rd 2022. An investor that had 100 shares of W. R. Berkley stock prior to the split would have 150 shares after the split.

What price target have analysts set for WRB?

10 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for W. R. Berkley's shares. Their forecasts range from $54.67 to $83.00. On average, they expect W. R. Berkley's stock price to reach $67.60 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.6%.
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Who are W. R. Berkley's key executives?
W. R. Berkley's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. William Robert Berkley, Exec. Chairman (Age 77, Pay $6.38M)
  • Mr. William Robert Berkley Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 49, Pay $6.21M)
  • Mr. Richard Mark Baio, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53, Pay $1.45M)
  • Mr. James Gerald Shiel, Exec. VP of Investments (Age 62, Pay $1.5M)
  • Ms. Lucille T. Sgaglione, Exec. VP (Age 72, Pay $1.49M)
  • Mr. Philip Stanley Welt, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 62)
  • Mr. A. Scott Mansolillo, SVP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Karen A. Horvath, VP of External Financial Communications
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Levine, VP & Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ms. Carol Josephine LaPunzina, Sr. VP of HR (Age 60)
What is W. Robert Berkley, Jr.'s approval rating as W. R. Berkley's CEO?

63 employees have rated W. R. Berkley CEO W. Robert Berkley, Jr. on Glassdoor.com. W. Robert Berkley, Jr. has an approval rating of 88% among W. R. Berkley's employees. 70.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at W. R. Berkley to a friend.

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 Cisco Systems (CSCO), Starbucks (SBUX), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Target (TGT), Walt Disney (DIS), Pfizer (PFE), Raytheon Technologies (RTX) and CVS Health (CVS).

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

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

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

W. R. Berkley's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.18%), BlackRock Inc. (5.53%), State Street Corp (4.50%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.63%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (2.17%) and Invesco Ltd. (1.27%).
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Which institutional investors are selling W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuance Investments LLC, Raymond James & Associates, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Bank of Nova Scotia, AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Forsta AP Fonden, and Blueshift Asset Management LLC.
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Which institutional investors are buying W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., State Street Corp, Invesco Ltd., Victory Capital Management Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Goldman Sachs Group Inc..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is W. R. Berkley's stock price today?

One share of WRB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $70.11.

How much money does W. R. Berkley make?

W. R. Berkley has a market capitalization of $18.59 billion and generates $9.46 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $1.02 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.96 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does W. R. Berkley have?

W. R. Berkley employs 7,681 workers across the globe.

When was W. R. Berkley founded?

W. R. Berkley was founded in 1967.

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

The official website for W. R. Berkley is 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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 203-629-3073.

This page was last updated on 5/27/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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