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

About W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)

W. R. Berkley Corp logoW. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company. It operates through two segments: Insurance and Reinsurance-Global. The Insurance segment consists of its commercial insurance business operations, comprising excess and surplus lines, and admitted lines, throughout the United States, as well as its insurance business operations in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, South America, Canada, Mexico, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia. Its Insurance segment comprises business units, such as Acadia Insurance, American Mining Insurance Group, Berkley Accident and Health, Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists, Berkley Aviation and Berkley Canada. Reinsurance consists of its reinsurance business on a facultative and treaty basis, in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and South Africa. Its Reinsurance segment comprises business units, such as Berkley Re America, Berkley Re Asia Pacific, Berkley Re Direct and Berkley Re UK.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:WRB
  • CUSIP: 08442310
  • Web: www.wrberkley.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $8.28 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 121,228,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $67.78
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $67.22
  • 52 Week Range: $54.70 - $73.17
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.50
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.74
  • P/E Growth: 16.27
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $7.72 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.07
  • Book Value: $42.73 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.60
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.52
  • Dividend Yield: 0.8%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $1.12 billion
  • Net Margins: 7.86%
  • Return on Equity: 8.93%
  • Return on Assets: 1.91%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.50%
  • Current Ratio: 0.35%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.35%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 389,858 shs.
  • Beta: 0.73
  • Short Ratio: 14.86
 

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

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

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

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

W. R. Berkley Corp announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share on Wednesday, July 5th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. This is a positive change from W. R. Berkley Corp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. View W. R. Berkley Corp's Dividend History.

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

W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 25th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.03. The company earned $2.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.89 billion. W. R. Berkley Corp had a net margin of 7.86% and a return on equity of 8.93%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.91 earnings per share. View W. R. Berkley Corp's Earnings History.

When will W. R. Berkley Corp make its next earnings announcement?

W. R. Berkley Corp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for W. R. Berkley Corp.

Where is W. R. Berkley Corp's stock going? Where will W. R. Berkley Corp's stock price be in 2017?

9 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for W. R. Berkley Corp's shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $67.00. On average, they anticipate W. R. Berkley Corp's stock price to reach $60.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for W. R. Berkley Corp.

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

Who owns W. R. Berkley Corp stock?

W. R. Berkley Corp's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.69%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.20%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (5.54%), Boston Partners (4.23%), State Street Corp (3.22%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.92%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for W. R. Berkley Corp.

Who sold W. R. Berkley Corp stock? Who is selling W. R. Berkley Corp stock?

W. R. Berkley Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including St. James Investment Company LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Bank of America Corp DE, First Quadrant L P CA, Hancock Holding Co. and Markston International LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for W. R. Berkley Corp.

Who bought W. R. Berkley Corp stock? Who is buying W. R. Berkley Corp stock?

W. R. Berkley Corp's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., ProShare Advisors LLC, Boston Partners and First Eagle Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for W. R. Berkley Corp.

How do I buy W. R. Berkley Corp stock?

Shares of W. R. Berkley Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of W. R. Berkley Corp stock cost?

One share of W. R. Berkley Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.30.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $60.00 (12.15% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/17/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$67.00LowView Rating Details
3/2/2017Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Langen McalennReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/17/2017MacquarieUpgradeUnderperform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
11/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$60.00N/AView Rating Details
10/26/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$55.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
9/12/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetSell$52.00N/AView Rating Details
7/26/2016Compass PointBoost Price TargetNeutral$55.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
7/13/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$57.00 -> $61.00N/AView Rating Details
4/27/2016Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
9/21/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/9/2015Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$55.00 -> $58.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/28/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
Earnings by Quarter for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
Earnings History by Quarter for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/24/2017        
1/31/2017Q416$0.78$0.82$1.89 billion$1.97 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$0.85$0.88$1.89 billion$2.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.19
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.58
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.65$0.77$0.71
Q2 20172$0.77$0.79$0.78
Q3 20172$0.80$0.85$0.83
Q4 20172$0.86$0.88$0.87
Q1 20182$0.94$0.96$0.95
Q2 20182$0.82$0.85$0.84
Q3 20182$0.83$0.93$0.88
Q4 20182$0.87$0.96$0.92
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
Next Dividend:7/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.76%
Dividend Growth:9.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:11.06% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
16.56% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
15.03% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)

Dividend History by Quarter for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
5/17/2017quarterly$0.140.84%6/13/20176/15/20177/5/2017
2/9/2017quarterly$0.130.76%3/13/20173/15/20174/5/2017
11/4/2016Quarterly$0.1311/29/201612/1/201612/15/2016
11/4/2016$0.5011/9/201611/14/201611/21/2016
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)
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Headlines

Headline Trends for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
Latest Headlines for W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 2:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.77 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 20 at 7:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.76 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 10:29 AM
nasdaq.com logoW.R. Berkley OK's 7.7% Dividend Hike, Special Dividend
www.nasdaq.com - May 17 at 10:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley OK's 7.7% Dividend Hike, Special Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 10:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Plans Dividend Increase - $0.14 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 6:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 1:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend and Declares Special Cash Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 12:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 11:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of -0.04
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 9:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.77 Billion in Sales Expected for W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 8:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.76 EPS Expected for W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 7:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBoenning Scattergood Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 12:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Offer Predictions for W. R. Berkley Corp's Q2 2017 Earnings (WRB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 7:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Lifted by Boenning Scattergood
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 9:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 8:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley (WRB) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Miss Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 7:37 PM
seekingalpha.com logoW.R. Berkley's (WRB) CEO Robert Berkley on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - April 25 at 8:35 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRB earnings conference call or presentation 24-Apr-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 8:35 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Reports First Quarter Results
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 7:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley misses 1Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 7:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 11:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Monday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 12:33 AM
bizjournals.com logoBerkley Capital takes majority stake in owner of Kings Mountain plant
www.bizjournals.com - April 21 at 1:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 9:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMichael S. Nannizzi Joins W. R. Berkley Corporation
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 1:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoLangen Mcalenn Comments on W. R. Berkley Corp's Q1 2017 Earnings (WRB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 7:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Celebrates 50 Years
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 7:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoW. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 8:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Is W.R. Berkley (WRB) Up 7.5% Since the Last Earnings Report?
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 8:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WRB-US : April 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 1:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW.R. Berkley Corp. : WRB-US: Dividend Analysis : March 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 1:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Will Post Earnings of $0.78 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 5:19 PM
streetinsider.com logoW.R. Berkley (WRB) Acquires Majority Stake in Crypton Companies
www.streetinsider.com - April 4 at 4:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Crypton® Companies Acquired By Berkley Capital
finance.yahoo.com - April 4 at 4:31 AM
investopedia.com logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for March 30th
www.investopedia.com - March 30 at 3:29 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Lowers W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) to Strong Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 12:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEquities Analysts Offer Predictions for W. R. Berkley Corp's Q1 2017 Earnings (WRB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 8:47 AM
businesswire.com logoWR Berkley Corporation Estimates Impact of UK Ogden Rate Change - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - March 30 at 8:24 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Estimates Impact of U.K. Ogden Rate Change
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 28 at 11:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo4:17 pm W.R. Berkley sees $22 mln after tax Q1 impact from Ogden rate change
finance.yahoo.com - March 28 at 11:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce First Quarter 2017 Earnings on April 24, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - March 24 at 3:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Names Christopher R. Rourke President of Berkley North Pacific
finance.yahoo.com - March 23 at 9:02 PM
wsj.com logo[$$] Funding Snapshot: Weather Analytics Raises $17 Million Series B for Weather and Predictive Risk Software
www.wsj.com - March 17 at 8:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBERKLEY W R CORP Financials
finance.yahoo.com - March 4 at 4:31 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoBERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report
biz.yahoo.com - February 28 at 10:59 AM
businesswire.com logoWR Berkley Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - February 10 at 6:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 6:43 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoW. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Insurance Conference
finance.yahoo.com - February 2 at 6:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRB earnings conference call or presentation 31-Jan-17 10:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - February 1 at 7:27 AM

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