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W. R. Berkley Competitors

$69.33
-0.45 (-0.64 %)
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Today's Range
$69.18
Now: $69.33
$70.35
50-Day Range
$61.64
MA: $66.27
$71.26
52-Week Range
$43.05
Now: $69.33
$73.72
Volume1.13 million shs
Average Volume878,533 shs
Market Capitalization$12.30 billion
P/E Ratio38.73
Dividend Yield0.69%
Beta0.82

Competitors

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) Vs. BRK.B, PGR, TRV, ALL, CINF, and MKL

Should you be buying WRB stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "property & casualty insurance" are considered alternatives and competitors to W. R. Berkley, including Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), The Progressive (PGR), The Travelers Companies (TRV), The Allstate (ALL), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), and Markel (MKL).

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for W. R. Berkley and Berkshire Hathaway, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Berkley04302.43
Berkshire Hathaway0000N/A

W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus price target of $70.7143, indicating a potential upside of 2.00%. Given W. R. Berkley's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe W. R. Berkley is more favorable than Berkshire Hathaway.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.0% of W. R. Berkley shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.9% of Berkshire Hathaway shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of W. R. Berkley shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Berkshire Hathaway shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

W. R. Berkley has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Berkshire Hathaway has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares W. R. Berkley and Berkshire Hathaway's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Berkley$7.90 billion1.56$681.94 million$3.0322.88
Berkshire Hathaway$254.62 billion2.21$81.42 billion$9.7824.59

Berkshire Hathaway has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Berkley. W. R. Berkley is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Berkshire Hathaway, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Berkley and Berkshire Hathaway's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Berkley4.57%7.55%1.68%
Berkshire Hathaway14.54%5.25%2.66%

Summary

Berkshire Hathaway beats W. R. Berkley on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) and The Progressive (NYSE:PGR) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for W. R. Berkley and The Progressive, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Berkley04302.43
The Progressive38402.07

W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus price target of $70.7143, indicating a potential upside of 2.00%. The Progressive has a consensus price target of $95.7692, indicating a potential upside of 11.42%. Given The Progressive's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Progressive is more favorable than W. R. Berkley.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.0% of W. R. Berkley shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.5% of The Progressive shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of W. R. Berkley shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of The Progressive shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

W. R. Berkley has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Progressive has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares W. R. Berkley and The Progressive's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Berkley$7.90 billion1.56$681.94 million$3.0322.88
The Progressive$39.02 billion1.29$3.97 billion$6.7212.79

The Progressive has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Berkley. The Progressive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than W. R. Berkley, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

W. R. Berkley pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. The Progressive pays an annual dividend of $4.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. W. R. Berkley pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Progressive pays out 68.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. W. R. Berkley has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and The Progressive has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Berkley and The Progressive's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Berkley4.57%7.55%1.68%
The Progressive12.13%28.89%7.53%

Summary

The Progressive beats W. R. Berkley on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) and The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Berkley and The Travelers Companies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Berkley4.57%7.55%1.68%
The Travelers Companies7.13%8.63%2.04%

Volatility & Risk

W. R. Berkley has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Travelers Companies has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

W. R. Berkley pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. The Travelers Companies pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. W. R. Berkley pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Travelers Companies pays out 35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. W. R. Berkley has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and The Travelers Companies has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years. The Travelers Companies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for W. R. Berkley and The Travelers Companies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Berkley04302.43
The Travelers Companies310502.11

W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus price target of $70.7143, indicating a potential upside of 2.00%. The Travelers Companies has a consensus price target of $135.20, indicating a potential downside of 7.08%. Given W. R. Berkley's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe W. R. Berkley is more favorable than The Travelers Companies.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.0% of W. R. Berkley shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.8% of The Travelers Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of W. R. Berkley shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of The Travelers Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares W. R. Berkley and The Travelers Companies' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Berkley$7.90 billion1.56$681.94 million$3.0322.88
The Travelers Companies$31.58 billion1.16$2.62 billion$9.6015.16

The Travelers Companies has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Berkley. The Travelers Companies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than W. R. Berkley, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

The Travelers Companies beats W. R. Berkley on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) and The Allstate (NYSE:ALL) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Berkley and The Allstate's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Berkley4.57%7.55%1.68%
The Allstate10.68%16.70%3.35%

Risk and Volatility

W. R. Berkley has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Allstate has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

W. R. Berkley pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. The Allstate pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. W. R. Berkley pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Allstate pays out 20.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. W. R. Berkley has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and The Allstate has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for W. R. Berkley and The Allstate, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Berkley04302.43
The Allstate05812.71

W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus price target of $70.7143, indicating a potential upside of 2.00%. The Allstate has a consensus price target of $119.0714, indicating a potential upside of 11.70%. Given The Allstate's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Allstate is more favorable than W. R. Berkley.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.0% of W. R. Berkley shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of The Allstate shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of W. R. Berkley shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of The Allstate shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares W. R. Berkley and The Allstate's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Berkley$7.90 billion1.56$681.94 million$3.0322.88
The Allstate$44.68 billion0.72$4.85 billion$10.4310.22

The Allstate has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Berkley. The Allstate is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than W. R. Berkley, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

The Allstate beats W. R. Berkley on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) and Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Berkley and Cincinnati Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Berkley4.57%7.55%1.68%
Cincinnati FinancialN/A5.14%1.88%

Risk and Volatility

W. R. Berkley has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cincinnati Financial has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

W. R. Berkley pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Cincinnati Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. W. R. Berkley pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cincinnati Financial pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. W. R. Berkley has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years and Cincinnati Financial has increased its dividend for 39 consecutive years. Cincinnati Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for W. R. Berkley and Cincinnati Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Berkley04302.43
Cincinnati Financial22101.80

W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus price target of $70.7143, indicating a potential upside of 2.00%. Cincinnati Financial has a consensus price target of $77.00, indicating a potential downside of 21.32%. Given W. R. Berkley's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe W. R. Berkley is more favorable than Cincinnati Financial.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.0% of W. R. Berkley shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of Cincinnati Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of W. R. Berkley shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of Cincinnati Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares W. R. Berkley and Cincinnati Financial's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Berkley$7.90 billion1.56$681.94 million$3.0322.88
Cincinnati Financial$7.92 billion1.99$2.00 billion$4.2023.30

Cincinnati Financial has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Berkley. W. R. Berkley is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cincinnati Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

W. R. Berkley beats Cincinnati Financial on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) and Markel (NYSE:MKL) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares W. R. Berkley and Markel's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Berkley$7.90 billion1.56$681.94 million$3.0322.88
Markel$9.53 billion1.58$1.79 billion$38.9127.98

Markel has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Berkley. W. R. Berkley is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Markel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for W. R. Berkley and Markel, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Berkley04302.43
Markel02202.50

W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus price target of $70.7143, indicating a potential upside of 2.00%. Markel has a consensus price target of $1,143.75, indicating a potential upside of 5.05%. Given Markel's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Markel is more favorable than W. R. Berkley.

Volatility & Risk

W. R. Berkley has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Markel has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.0% of W. R. Berkley shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of Markel shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of W. R. Berkley shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Markel shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Berkley and Markel's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Berkley4.57%7.55%1.68%
Markel5.29%2.41%0.68%

Summary

Markel beats W. R. Berkley on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


W. R. Berkley Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Berkshire Hathaway logo
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway
1.3$240.51-1.3%$563.93 billion$254.62 billion15.99
The Progressive logo
PGR
The Progressive
2.1$85.95-1.3%$50.33 billion$39.02 billion9.98Analyst Report
News Coverage
The Travelers Companies logo
TRV
The Travelers Companies
2.6$145.50-1.7%$36.70 billion$31.58 billion16.63Insider Selling
News Coverage
The Allstate logo
ALL
The Allstate
2.6$106.60-2.1%$32.29 billion$44.68 billion7.48Dividend Increase
Cincinnati Financial logo
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
2.3$97.87-0.9%$15.75 billion$7.92 billion20.18News Coverage
Markel logo
MKL
Markel
1.4$1,088.80-0.1%$15.01 billion$9.53 billion33.56
Arch Capital Group logo
ACGL
Arch Capital Group
1.6$35.82-0.9%$14.54 billion$6.93 billion12.84
CNA Financial logo
CNA
CNA Financial
2.3$42.54-1.6%$11.55 billion$10.77 billion20.07
Fidelity National Financial logo
FNF
Fidelity National Financial
2.0$38.28-0.9%$11.24 billion$7.93 billion11.26Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Erie Indemnity logo
ERIE
Erie Indemnity
1.4$242.10-1.5%$11.18 billion$2.48 billion43.62Earnings Announcement
News Coverage
Old Republic International logo
ORI
Old Republic International
1.8$19.33-1.6%$5.88 billion$7.21 billion18.07Increase in Short Interest
First American Financial logo
FAF
First American Financial
2.0$52.54-0.4%$5.77 billion$6.20 billion9.28
RLI logo
RLI
RLI
1.9$104.34-0.9%$4.71 billion$1.00 billion37.40Analyst Revision
The Hanover Insurance Group logo
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
2.1$115.35-1.4%$4.30 billion$4.89 billion14.68Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
AXIS Capital logo
AXS
AXIS Capital
1.9$50.53-0.9%$4.26 billion$5.17 billion-27.17Dividend Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
Selective Insurance Group logo
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
2.2$67.83-0.3%$4.06 billion$2.85 billion20.31News Coverage
White Mountains Insurance Group logo
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
0.8$1,195.06-0.4%$3.71 billion$893.40 million38.54
Assured Guaranty logo
AGO
Assured Guaranty
1.4$44.22-0.9%$3.57 billion$963 million11.19Earnings Announcement
Dividend Increase
Analyst Upgrade
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Mercury General logo
MCY
Mercury General
1.6$58.40-1.4%$3.23 billion$3.97 billion13.49Increase in Short Interest
Hilltop logo
HTH
Hilltop
1.4$33.04-1.0%$2.72 billion$1.82 billion7.85
ProAssurance logo
PRA
ProAssurance
1.4$24.75-2.4%$1.33 billion$999.83 million-5.35Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
Stewart Information Services logo
STC
Stewart Information Services
2.1$47.20-1.5%$1.26 billion$1.94 billion12.20Gap Down
Safety Insurance Group logo
SAFT
Safety Insurance Group
1.3$79.08-4.4%$1.18 billion$877.75 million10.64Earnings Announcement
Gap Down
AMERISAFE logo
AMSF
AMERISAFE
2.0$58.52-2.2%$1.13 billion$370.37 million12.27Earnings Announcement
Dividend Increase
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Down
Employers logo
EIG
Employers
2.5$33.29-1.2%$945.67 million$784.80 million11.60Analyst Upgrade
State Auto Financial logo
STFC
State Auto Financial
1.9$18.74-3.3%$821.52 million$1.41 billion-20.82Gap Up
United Fire Group logo
UFCS
United Fire Group
1.2$29.45-1.2%$737.16 million$1.20 billion-5.80Dividend Announcement
Universal Insurance logo
UVE
Universal Insurance
2.1$14.89-6.8%$466.56 million$939.35 million-35.45Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
HCI Group logo
HCI
HCI Group
1.8$57.87-0.6%$461.92 million$242.47 million15.77News Coverage
Global Indemnity Group logo
GBLI
Global Indemnity Group
1.0$29.21-1.5%$419.92 million$604.47 million66.39Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Up
Donegal Group logo
DGICA
Donegal Group
2.1$13.70-2.3%$398.82 million$812.45 million7.49Earnings Announcement
News Coverage
Gap Down
MBIA logo
MBI
MBIA
1.0$7.30-3.8%$393.67 million$280 million-0.69Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Up
Investors Title logo
ITIC
Investors Title
0.8$151.77-4.2%$287.15 million$183.50 million8.43Gap Down
Hallmark Financial Services logo
HALL
Hallmark Financial Services
1.3$3.69-3.0%$66.94 million$486.37 million-0.56Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Down
This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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