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

$59.24
+1.28 (+2.21 %)
(As of 06/2/2020 01:05 PM ET)
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$57.68
Now: $59.24
$59.33
50-Day Range
$46.94
MA: $53.50
$58.54
52-Week Range
$43.05
Now: $59.24
$79.92
Volume12,969 shs
Average Volume1.04 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.59 billion
P/E Ratio23.05
Dividend Yield0.76%
Beta0.81
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.13 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.90 billion
Cash Flow$3.89 per share
Book Value$33.31 per share

Profitability

Net Income$681.94 million

Miscellaneous

Employees7,493
Market Cap$10.59 billion
Next Earnings Date7/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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

How has W. R. Berkley's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (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. Since then, WRB shares have increased by 1.9% and is now trading at $59.24. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

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." View analyst ratings for W. R. Berkley.

When is W. R. Berkley's next earnings date?

W. R. Berkley is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 28th 2020. View our earnings forecast for W. R. Berkley.

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

W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 21st. The insurance provider reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.04. The insurance provider earned $1.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.74 billion. W. R. Berkley had a net margin of 6.39% and a return on equity of 9.97%. The business's revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.66 earnings per share. View W. R. Berkley's earnings history.

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 Thursday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 11th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share on Wednesday, March 25th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 10th. View W. R. Berkley's dividend history.

When did W. R. Berkley's stock split? How did W. R. Berkley's stock split work?

Shares of W. R. Berkley split on Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. The 3-2 split was announced on Thursday, February 21st 2019. The newly created shares were payable 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 1-year price targets for W. R. Berkley's shares. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate W. R. Berkley's share price to reach $61.71 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.2% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for W. R. Berkley.

Has W. R. Berkley been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about WRB stock have trended very positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W. R. Berkley earned a coverage optimism score of 3.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the insurance provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutW. R. Berkley.

Are investors shorting W. R. Berkley?

W. R. Berkley saw a drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,580,000 shares, a drop of 13.2% from the April 15th total of 1,820,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,190,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 days. Approximately 1.1% of the company's shares are short sold. View W. R. Berkley's Current Options Chain.

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), AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Starbucks (SBUX), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walt Disney (DIS), Altria Group (MO), Visa (V), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Consolidated Edison (ED).

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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.35%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (5.40%), State Street Corp (4.58%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.92%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.51%) and APG Asset Management N.V. (1.68%). Company insiders that own W. R. Berkley stock include James G Shiel and Mark Ellwood Brockbank. View institutional ownership trends for W. R. Berkley.

Which major investors are selling W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., First Eagle Investment Management LLC, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, 1832 Asset Management L.P., Wellington Management Group LLP, Deutsche Bank AG, WINTON GROUP Ltd, and BlackRock Inc.. View insider buying and selling activity for W. R. Berkley.

Which major investors are buying W. R. Berkley stock?

WRB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., APG Asset Management N.V., Invesco Ltd., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Swiss National Bank, and 1832 Asset Management L.P.. View insider buying and selling activity for W. R. Berkley.

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 $59.24.

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

W. R. Berkley has a market capitalization of $10.59 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 6/2/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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