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NYSE:WRB

W. R. Berkley - WRB Stock Forecast, Price & News

$66.87
+0.28 (+0.42%)
(As of 02/3/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$65.93
$67.34
50-Day Range
$66.59
$76.28
52-Week Range
$56.95
$76.99
Volume
2.09 million shs
Average Volume
1.38 million shs
Market Capitalization
$17.75 billion
P/E Ratio
13.51
Dividend Yield
0.58%
Price Target
$78.61

W. R. Berkley MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.7% Upside
$79.40 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.06% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.50
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.28mentions of W. R. Berkley in the last 14 days
Based on 21 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.55%
From $4.94 to $5.56 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.67 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

140th out of 865 stocks

Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance Industry

8th out of 47 stocks

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

W. R. Berkley Corporation was founded in 1967 by W.R. Berkley with the goal of creating sustainable, long-term value. As of November 2022, Mr. Berkley remained as executive chairman with his son W.R. Berkley Jr. in the CEO's office. The company is based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and operates as an insurance holding company in the U.S. and internationally. It is one of the largest commercial lines insurers in the US and has more than 190 offices worldwide.
 
The company’s operations have grown steadily since its founding, including several key acquisitions. The company now operates in two segments which are Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. The Insurance segment underwrites commercial insurance businesses of all varieties. The Reinsurance & Monoline Excess segment provides reinsurance services to other insurance agencies and self-insured organizations. W. R. Berkley Corporation went public in 1973 and is now listed 397th on the Forbes Fortune 500 list.
 
There are more than 50 businesses operating under the Berkley umbrella. They each capitalize on niche markets that require specialized knowledge about industries, regions, or business structures. The company’s goal is to create peace of mind, both by simplifying the insurance buying process and by providing the insurance products its customers need.
 
W. R. Berkley was added to the S&P 500 in 2019. The company’s market cap grew more than 20% or over $1 billion in the first year alone. As of November 2022, the company is worth upwards of $19.5 billion or more than a 200% increase since its launch. The company’s underlying insurance businesses are all rated A+ by Standard & Poors and A.M. Best.
 
Some of the key businesses and industries served by W.R. Berkley include but are not limited to agribusiness, cannabis, energy, environmental, hospitality, manufacturing, public entity, retail, and transportation. Some of the products offered include but are not limited to workers' compensation, general liability, commercial auto & trucking, accident & health, cyber, and property. In 2021, the company brought in more than $9.5 billion in revenue and produced a 16.2% return on stockholders' equity.



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WRB Stock News Headlines

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“We are in the early stages of a mania – the calm before the storm.”...
W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) Upgraded to "Buy" at StockNews.com
W.R. Berkley (WRB) Q4 Earnings Top on Solid Underwriting
Wells Fargo Keeps Their Buy Rating on W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB)
A gold storm is coming…
“We are in the early stages of a mania – the calm before the storm.”...
W. R. Berkley Corporation Q4 Profit Increases, beats estimates
W.R. Berkley (WRB) Tops Q4 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
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W. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Special Dividend
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WRB Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/28 Dividend
12/16/2022
Dividend Payable
12/28/2022
Ex-Dividend for 1/24 Dividend
1/12/2023
Dividend Payable
1/24/2023
Last Earnings
1/26/2023
Today
2/03/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/24/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-Industry
Property & Casualty Insurance
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
08442310
Employees
7,681
Year Founded
1967

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$79.40
High Stock Price Forecast
$88.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$70.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+17.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.38 billion
Pretax Margin
15.40%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.17 billion
Cash Flow
$3.95 per share
Book Value
$25.17 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
205,744,000
Market Cap
$17.75 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.63

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Key Executives

  • Robert Berkley
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Richard Mark Baio
    Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & EVP
  • Terrence Michael Walker
    Chief Information Officer
  • Scott Mansolillo
    Senior Vice President-Chief Compliance Officer
  • Robert Carruthers Hewitt
    Executive Vice President













WRB Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell W. R. Berkley stock right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W. R. Berkley in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" WRB shares.
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What is W. R. Berkley's stock price forecast for 2023?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for W. R. Berkley's shares. Their WRB share price forecasts range from $70.00 to $88.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $79.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have WRB shares performed in 2023?

W. R. Berkley's stock was trading at $72.57 at the start of the year. Since then, WRB shares have decreased by 8.2% and is now trading at $66.59.
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Are investors shorting W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,770,000 shares, an increase of 23.1% from the December 15th total of 2,250,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,310,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days.
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When is W. R. Berkley's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April 24th 2023.
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How were W. R. Berkley's earnings last quarter?

W. R. Berkley Co. (NYSE:WRB) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 26th. The insurance provider reported $1.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.09. The insurance provider earned $3.01 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.92 billion. W. R. Berkley had a net margin of 12.37% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.62%. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.02 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 special dividend on Tuesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, January 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Tuesday, January 24th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 12th.
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Is W. R. Berkley a good dividend stock?

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 21 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 8.08%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WRB will have a dividend payout ratio of 7.19% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did W. R. Berkley's stock split?

W. R. Berkley shares split before market open on Thursday, March 24th 2022. The 3-2 split was announced on Friday, February 25th 2022. The newly minted shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Wednesday, March 23rd 2022. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 150 shares after the split.

What is W. Robert Berkley, Jr.'s approval rating as W. R. Berkley's CEO?

63 employees have rated W. R. Berkley Chief Executive Officer W. Robert Berkley, Jr. on Glassdoor.com. W. Robert Berkley, Jr. has an approval rating of 88% among the company's employees. 70.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at W. R. Berkley to a friend.

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), 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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Boston Financial Mangement LLC (0.35%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.25%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.25%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.24%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.15%) and Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc. (0.14%).
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How do I buy shares of W. R. Berkley?

Shares of WRB stock 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 $66.59.

How much money does W. R. Berkley make?

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) has a market capitalization of $17.68 billion and generates $11.17 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $1.38 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.95 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does W. R. Berkley have?

The company employs 7,681 workers across the globe.

Does W. R. Berkley have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of W. R. Berkley: 120dB Films Capital LLC, 120dB Films Lending LLC, 34 Leadenhall Street Limited, 52 Lime Street Management Limited, 860 Development Co LLC, 860 Washington Street LLC, Abercrombie Textiles LLC, Acadia Insurance Company, Acadia Insurance Group LLC, Admiral Indemnity Company, Admiral Insurance Company, Admiral Insurance Group LLC, American Mining Insurance Company, American Mining Insurance Group LLC, Armada Insurance Services Inc., BI China Limited, BIA Japan Services GK, BIL Advisors LLC, BXM Insurance Services Inc., Banner Aerospace Inc., BerkDel Investors Limited, Berkley Accident and Health LLC, Berkley Administrators of Connecticut Inc., Berkley Alliance Managers LLC, Berkley Alternative Markets Insurance Services LLC, Berkley Argentina de Reaseguros S.A., Berkley Asset Protection Underwriters LLC, Berkley Assurance Company, Berkley Aviation LLC, Berkley Capital Investors L.P., Berkley Capital LLC, Berkley Casualty Company, Berkley Claims Solutions LLC, Berkley Connect Insurance Solutions LLC, Berkley Custom Insurance Managers LLC, Berkley Dean & Company Inc., Berkley European Brokers AS, Berkley European Underwriters AS, Berkley Facultative Reinsurance Services LLC, Berkley FinSecure LLC, Berkley Global Underwriters LLC, Berkley Healthcare Professional Insurance Services LLC, Berkley Insurance Company, Berkley Insurance Company – Escritorio De Representacao do Brasil Ltda., Berkley Insurance Services LLC, Berkley International Aseguradora de Riesgos del Trabajo S. A., Berkley International Brasil Participacoes Ltda., Berkley International Compania de Servicios Mexico S. A de C. V., Berkley International Compania de Servicios Uruguay S.A., Berkley International Fianzas Mexico S.A. de C.V., Berkley International Holdings LLC, Berkley International LLC, Berkley International Latinoamerica S. A., Berkley International Puerto Rico LLC, Berkley International Seguros Colombia S.A., Berkley International Seguros Mexico S.A. de C.V., Berkley International Seguros S. A. (99.59% ownership), Berkley International Seguros S. A. (Uruguay), Berkley International do Brasil Seguros S. A., Berkley LS Insurance Solutions LLC, Berkley Latin America and Caribbean Managers LLC, Berkley Life Sciences LLC, Berkley Life and Health Insurance Company, Berkley London Holdings Inc., Berkley Managers Insurance Services LLC, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group LLC, Berkley National Insurance Company, Berkley Net Underwriters LLC, Berkley North Pacific Group LLC, Berkley Offshore Underwriting Managers LLC, Berkley Offshore Underwriting Managers UK Limited, Berkley Oil & Gas Specialty Services LLC, Berkley Product Recall Insurance Agency LLC, Berkley Professional Liability LLC, Berkley Professional Liability UK Limited, Berkley Program Specialists LLC, Berkley Public Entity Managers LLC, Berkley Re America LLC, Berkley Re Direct LLC, Berkley Re UK Limited, Berkley Regional Insurance Company, Berkley Regional Insurance Services LLC, Berkley Regional Specialty LLC, Berkley Risk Administrators Company LLC, Berkley Risk Administrators of Texas Inc., Berkley Risk Services of Vermont Inc., Berkley Risk Solutions LLC, Berkley Select LLC, Berkley Southeast Insurance Group LLC, Berkley Specialty Insurance Company, Berkley Specialty Insurance Services LLC, Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers LLC, Berkley Surety Group LLC, Berkley Technology Services LLC, Berkley Technology Underwriters LLC, Berkley Ventures LLC, Breckenridge IS Inc., Breckenridge Insurance Group Inc., Breckenridge Insurance Services LLC, CC Equity Holdings LLC, CC Investors LLC, CGH Claims Service Inc., CGH Insurance Group LLC, CPT Equity LLC, Carolina Casualty, Carolina Casualty Insurance Group LLC, Center Place Holdings LLC (92.59% ownership), Clermont Insurance Company, Clermont Specialty Managers Ltd., Continental Western Group LLC, Continental Western Insurance Company, Corporate Imaging Concepts LLC (82.06% ownership), Cotasy Corporation S. A., Crypton Investment Holdings LLC (89.5% ownership), Crypton LLC, Crypton-NewCo Real Estate LLC, East Isles Reinsurance Ltd., Facultative Resources Inc., Fayston Farms Shipping Ltd., Firemen's Insurance Company of Washington D.C., Franchise Credit LLC, GRG Investment Holdings Ltd., Garnet Captive Services, Gemini Insurance Company, Gemini Transportation Underwriters LLC, Great Divide Insurance Company, Greenwich AeroGroup Brazil Holdings Inc., Greenwich AeroGroup Brazil Leasing Inc., Greenwich AeroGroup Inc., Greenwich AeroGroup International Inc., Greenwich AeroGroup Serviços de Aviação do Brazil S.A., Greenwich Knight Insurance Company Ltd., Guangzhou Meridian Chemical Limited, Helivia Aero Taxi S.A., Helivia Participações do Brasil Ltda, Insurance Networks Alliance LLC, Interlaken Capital Aviation Holdings Inc., Interlaken Capital Aviation Services Inc., Intrepid Casualty Company, Intrepid Direct Insurance Agency LLC, Intrepid Insurance Company, Intrepid Insurance Company, Intrepid Specialty Insurance Company, Jersey International Brokerage Corporation, Kauai Shipping Ltd., Kekona Shipping Ltd., Key Care LLC, Key Risk Insurance Company, Key Risk Management Services LLC, Key Risk Underwriting Managers LLC, Kilauea Holdings Ltd., Kimmei Shipping Ltd., Kohala Shipping Ltd., Lady Jane Shipping Ltd., Lavalier Insurance Services LLC, Lex NY Equities LLC, MADA Reciprocal Services Inc., MPC Memphis HI LLC, Mad River Shipping Ltd., Magaverse Limited, Masterclass Limited, Middle Patent Capital LLC, Midwest Employers Casualty Company, Midwest Employers Casualty Group LLC, Midwest Employers Services LLC, Monitor Liability Managers LLC, Nano-Tex Asia Limited, Nano-Tex LLC, Nautilus Excess Insurance Agency LLC, Nautilus Insurance Company, Nautilus Insurance Group LLC, Number 9 Shipping Ltd., Oak Harbor Reinsurance Company, Overby-Seawell Company, PGIS LLC, Platinum Program Managers & Insurance Services Inc., Preferred Employers Group LLC, Preferred Employers Insurance Company, Professional Aircraft Accessories Inc., Professional Aviation Associates Inc., Queen's Island Insurance Company Ltd., RPW Equity LLC, Rasmussen Agency Inc., Regional Excess Underwriters LLC, Reinserco Inc., Riverport Insurance Company, Riverport Insurance Services LLC, Select Marketing Insurance Services LLC, Signet Star Holdings Inc., SilverCap-Greenwich LLC (98.8% ownership), Southeastern Underwriters Inc., StarNet Insurance Company, Starnet Insurance Services LLC, Steamboat Asset Management LLC, Steamboat Opportunity Partners LLC, Summit Aviation Inc., Target Markets LLC, Target Programs LLC, Tri-State Insurance Company of Minnesota, Union Insurance Company, Union Standard Insurance Group LLC, Union Standard Management Company Inc., Vela Insurance Services LLC, Verus Underwriting Managers LLC, W. R. Berkley Europe AG, W. R. Berkley European Holdings AG, W. R. Berkley European Services GmbH, W. R. Berkley London Holdings Limited, W. R. Berkley London Staff Limited, W. R. Berkley Mexico S. A. de C. V., W. R. Berkley Spain S. L. U., W. R. Berkley Syndicate Holdings Limited, W. R. Berkley Syndicate Limited, W. R. Berkley Syndicate Management Limited, W. R. Berkley UK Limited, WRBC Aviation Leasing LLC, WRBC Corporate Member Limited, WRBC Development UK Limited, WRBC Services Limited, WRBC Support Services LLC, WRBC Transportation Inc., Western Aircraft Inc., Western Pinnacle Insurance Services Inc., and eCompanyStore LLC.
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How can I contact W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley's mailing address is 475 STEAMBOAT ROAD, GREENWICH CT, 06830. The official website for the company is www.wrberkley.com. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at (203) 629-3000, via email at investorrelations@berkley.com, or via fax at 203-629-3073.

This page (NYSE:WRB) was last updated on 2/3/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff