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NYSE:WRB

W. R. Berkley Stock Forecast, Price & News

$67.59
+0.64 (+0.96 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 05:06 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$66.78
Now: $67.59
$67.67
50-Day Range
$60.12
MA: $64.77
$70.59
52-Week Range
$43.05
Now: $67.59
$79.92
Volume565,073 shs
Average Volume947,935 shs
Market Capitalization$12.03 billion
P/E Ratio37.76
Dividend Yield0.72%
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

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

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.98 out of 5 stars


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$4.21 per share
Book Value$33.31 per share

Profitability

Net Income$681.94 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$12.03 billion
Next Earnings Date1/26/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$67.59
+0.64 (+0.96 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 05:06 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 (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 (WHO). Since then, WRB stock has increased by 15.9% and is now trading at $67.39.
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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, January 26th 2021.
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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 Tuesday, October, 20th. The insurance provider reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' 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 company's revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 9th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 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 shares split on Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. The 3-2 split was announced on Thursday, February 21st 2019. The newly minted shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell 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 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for W. R. Berkley's shares. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $75.00. On average, they expect W. R. Berkley's share price to reach $67.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.4% from the stock's current price.
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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 75, Pay $7.51M)
  • Mr. Richard Mark Baio, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 51, Pay $1.47M)
  • Mr. James Gerald Shiel, Exec. VP of Investments (Age 60, Pay $1.61M)
  • Ms. Lucille T. Sgaglione, Exec. VP (Age 70, 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 58)
  • 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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.27%), State Street Corp (4.13%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.20%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.28%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.80%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.67%).
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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 State Street Corp, BlackRock Inc., Point72 Asset Management L.P., TD Asset Management Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, CIBC Asset Management Inc, First Trust Advisors LP, and MUFG Securities EMEA plc.
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Which major investors are buying W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Samlyn Capital LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Victory Capital Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., ExodusPoint Capital Management LP, Raymond James & Associates, and Crestline Management LP.
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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 $67.39.

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

W. R. Berkley has a market capitalization of $12.00 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 12/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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