W. R. Berkley Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.40 (-0.53 %)
(As of 07/23/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume895,625 shs
Average Volume724,846 shs
Market Capitalization$13.27 billion
P/E Ratio18.29
Dividend Yield0.69%
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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 headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.


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2.12 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

156th out of 2,039 stocks

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17th out of 93 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) Frequently Asked Questions

Is W. R. Berkley a buy right now?

7 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 4 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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than W. R. Berkley?

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Are investors shorting W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley saw a decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 283,300 shares, a decline of 79.2% from the June 15th total of 1,360,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 607,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.5 days. Currently, 0.2% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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 19th 2021.
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How were W. R. Berkley's earnings last quarter?

W. R. Berkley Co. (NYSE:WRB) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 21st. The insurance provider reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.17. The insurance provider had revenue of $1.97 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.90 billion. W. R. Berkley had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.24% and a net margin of 9.05%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.38 EPS.
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How has W. R. Berkley's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

W. R. Berkley's stock was trading at $58.15 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WRB stock has increased by 28.7% and is now trading at $74.81.
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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 Tuesday, June 15th. Investors of record on Friday, June 25th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share on Tuesday, July 6th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 24th. This is a positive change from W. R. Berkley's previous quarterly dividend of $0.12.
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Is W. R. Berkley a good dividend stock?

W. R. Berkley pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.69%. W. R. Berkley has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W. R. Berkley is 22.41%. 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 11.66% 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 before market open on 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.

What price target have analysts set for WRB?

7 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for W. R. Berkley's shares. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $92.00. On average, they anticipate W. R. Berkley's share price to reach $81.71 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% from the stock's current price.
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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 76, Pay $6.38M)
  • Mr. William Robert Berkley Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 48, Pay $6.21M)
  • Mr. Richard Mark Baio, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52, Pay $1.45M)
  • Mr. James Gerald Shiel, Exec. VP of Investments (Age 61, Pay $1.5M)
  • Ms. Lucille T. Sgaglione, Exec. VP (Age 71, Pay $1.49M)
  • Mr. Philip Stanley Welt, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Mr. A. 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. 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.

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).

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 Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.70%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.40%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%), IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.01%) and New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (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, Raymond James Trust N.A., Vigilant Capital Management LLC, and State of Alaska Department of Revenue.
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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 IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Confluence Investment Management LLC, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.
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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 $74.81.

How much money does W. R. Berkley make?

W. R. Berkley has a market capitalization of $13.27 billion and generates $8.10 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $530.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.32 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does W. R. Berkley have?

W. R. Berkley employs 7,495 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.

Where are W. R. Berkley's headquarters?

W. R. Berkley is headquartered at 475 STEAMBOAT ROAD, GREENWICH CT, 06830.

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 7/23/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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