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NYSE:WRB

W. R. Berkley Stock Forecast, Price & News

$67.16
+0.50 (+0.75 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 10:31 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$66.35
Now: $67.16
$67.23
50-Day Range
$64.11
MA: $66.03
$67.59
52-Week Range
$43.05
Now: $67.16
$79.92
Volume4,217 shs
Average Volume1.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.95 billion
P/E Ratio37.52
Dividend Yield0.73%
Beta0.82
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 & Monoline Excess. The Insurance segment underwrites commercial insurance business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and professional liability lines. It also provides workers' compensation, property casualty, general liability, professional liability, and excess and umbrella coverage insurance products; accident and health insurance and reinsurance products; insurance for commercial risks; specialty environmental products for contractors, consultants, and property owners; 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 life sciences and travel industries; coverage for excess liability, construction wrap-ups, and completed operations; cyber risk solutions; casualty, group life, and crime and fidelity related insurance products; personal lines insurance solutions, including home, condo/co-op, 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 headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

1.97 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

257th out of 1,942 stocks

Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance Industry

22nd out of 91 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance
SectorFinance
CUSIP08442310
Phone203-629-3000
Employees7,493

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.90 billion
Cash Flow$4.18 per share
Book Value$33.31 per share

Profitability

Net Income$681.94 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$11.95 billion
Next Earnings Date1/26/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$67.16
+0.50 (+0.75 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 10:31 AM ET)
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W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) Frequently Asked Questions

How has W. R. Berkley's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

W. R. Berkley's stock was trading at $58.15 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WRB shares have increased by 15.5% and is now trading at $67.16.
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Is W. R. Berkley a buy right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W. R. Berkley in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" W. R. Berkley stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WRB, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than W. R. Berkley?

Wall Street analysts have given W. R. Berkley a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but W. R. Berkley wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Thomas Greco's approval rating as W. R. Berkley's CEO?

538 employees have rated W. R. Berkley CEO Thomas Greco on Glassdoor.com. Thomas Greco has an approval rating of 63% among W. R. Berkley's employees. This puts Thomas Greco in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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

W. R. Berkley is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 26th 2021.
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How can I listen to W. R. Berkley's earnings call?

W. R. Berkley will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 26th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

W. R. Berkley Co. (NYSE:WRB) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 20th. The insurance provider reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.15. The insurance provider had revenue of $1.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.75 billion. W. R. Berkley had a net margin of 4.57% and a return on equity of 7.55%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.85 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Tuesday, December 29th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 14th.
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Is W. R. Berkley a good dividend stock?

W. R. Berkley pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.73%. W. R. Berkley has been increasing its dividend for 10 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W. R. Berkley is 15.84%. 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 15.53% 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's stock split before market open on Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. The 3-2 split was announced on Thursday, February 21st 2019. The newly issued shares were payable 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.

What price target have analysts set for WRB?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for W. R. Berkley's stock. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $76.00. On average, they expect W. R. Berkley's stock price to reach $68.57 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.1% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley saw a decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,050,000 shares, a decrease of 46.2% from the December 15th total of 1,950,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 916,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.1 days. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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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 Cisco Systems (CSCO), Starbucks (SBUX), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Target (TGT), The Walt Disney (DIS), Pfizer (PFE), Raytheon Technologies (RTX) and CVS Health (CVS).

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

W. R. Berkley's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. William Robert Berkley Jr., Exec. Chairman (Age 76, Pay $7.51M)
  • Mr. Richard Mark Baio, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 52, Pay $1.47M)
  • Mr. James Gerald Shiel, Exec. VP of Investments (Age 61, Pay $1.61M)
  • Ms. Lucille T. Sgaglione, Exec. VP (Age 71, Pay $1.55M)
  • Mr. Philip Stanley Welt, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Mr. Scott Mansolillo, SVP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Jonathan M. Levine, VP & Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ms. Carol Josephine LaPunzina, Sr. VP of HR (Age 59)
  • Mr. Edward F. Linekin, Sr. VP of Investments

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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.77%), Wallington Asset Management LLC (0.10%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (0.09%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.08%), Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. (0.02%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%).
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Which major investors are selling W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Transform Wealth LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Pacer Advisors Inc., and Crossmark Global Holdings Inc..
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Which major investors are buying W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wallington Asset Management LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, James Hambro & Partners, Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Ritholtz Wealth Management, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, and DNB Asset Management AS.
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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.

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

One share of WRB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $67.16.

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

W. R. Berkley has a market capitalization of $11.95 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 7,493 workers across the globe.

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 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 1/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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