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NYSE:WRBW. R. Berkley Stock Price, Forecast & News

$62.89
-0.19 (-0.30 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$62.04
Now: $62.89
$63.13
50-Day Range
$55.41
MA: $60.29
$64.50
52-Week Range
$43.05
Now: $62.89
$79.92
Volume23,979 shs
Average Volume987,513 shs
Market Capitalization$11.19 billion
P/E Ratio34.37
Dividend Yield0.76%
Beta0.84
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. It also provides workers' compensation, property casualty, general liability, professional liability, and excess and umbrella coverage insurance products, as well as coverages for technology, ambulatory surgery centers, chiropractors, and concierge physicians; accident and health insurance and reinsurance products; insurance for commercial risks; pollution liability and coverages to contractors, consultants, and 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-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 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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Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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1.72 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.90 billion
Cash Flow$3.75 per share
Book Value$33.31 per share

Profitability

Net Income$681.94 million

Miscellaneous

Employees7,493
Market Cap$11.19 billion
Next Earnings Date10/27/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$62.89
-0.19 (-0.30 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM 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?

W. R. Berkley's stock was trading at $58.15 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WRB shares have increased by 8.2% and is now trading at $62.89.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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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 Tuesday, October 27th 2020.
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How were W. R. Berkley's earnings last quarter?

W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) released its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 21st. The insurance provider reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.17. The insurance provider had revenue of $1.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.91 billion. W. R. Berkley had a net margin of 4.57% and a return on equity of 7.55%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.82 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 Tuesday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Tuesday, September 29th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 14th.
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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 on the morning of Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. The 3-2 split was announced on Thursday, February 21st 2019. The newly created shares were distributed 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?

7 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for W. R. Berkley's shares. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $73.00. On average, they anticipate W. R. Berkley's stock price to reach $64.86 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.1% from the stock's current price.
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Has W. R. Berkley been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WRB stock have trended extremely negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W. R. Berkley earned a coverage optimism score of -4.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.
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Are investors shorting W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,020,000 shares, an increase of 23.9% from the April 30th total of 1,630,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,230,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's stock 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), Walt Disney (DIS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Target (TGT), Pfizer (PFE), Consolidated Edison (ED) and Procter & Gamble (PG).

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 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)

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.25%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.08%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.68%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.66%), Swiss National Bank (0.65%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.47%).
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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 First Eagle Investment Management LLC, TD Asset Management Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Barclays PLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, and Nuance Investments LLC.
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Which institutional investors are buying W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Boston Financial Mangement LLC, Mountain Road Advisors LLC, UBS Group AG, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Alberta Investment Management Corp, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC, and Raymond James & Associates.
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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 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 $62.89.

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

W. R. Berkley has a market capitalization of $11.19 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 8/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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