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QQQ   351.69
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DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69
S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69
NYSE:WRB

W. R. Berkley Stock Competitors

$82.54
-0.76 (-0.91%)
(As of 01/21/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$82.39
$84.25
50-Day Range
$75.71
$86.24
52-Week Range
$61.49
$87.07
Volume
758,876 shs
Average Volume
594,763 shs
Market Capitalization
$14.58 billion
P/E Ratio
14.82
Dividend Yield
0.62%
Beta
0.86

W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) Vs. PGR, TRV, ALL, CINF, ACGL, MKL, FNF, CNA, FAF, and ORI

Should you be buying W. R. Berkley stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of W. R. Berkley include Progressive (PGR), Travelers Companies (TRV), Allstate (ALL), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), Arch Capital Group (ACGL), Markel (MKL), Fidelity National Financial (FNF), CNA Financial (CNA), First American Financial (FAF), and Old Republic International (ORI). These companies are all part of the "property & casualty insurance" industry.

W. R. Berkley vs.

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

In the previous week, Travelers Companies had 26 more articles in the media than W. R. Berkley. MarketBeat recorded 33 mentions for Travelers Companies and 7 mentions for W. R. Berkley. Travelers Companies' average media sentiment score of 0.41 beat W. R. Berkley's score of 0.14 indicating that Travelers Companies is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
W. R. Berkley
0 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Travelers Companies
3 Very Positive mention(s)
10 Positive mention(s)
12 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

W. R. Berkley has a net margin of 11.32% compared to Travelers Companies' net margin of 10.64%. W. R. Berkley's return on equity of 12.93% beat Travelers Companies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
W. R. Berkley 11.32% 12.93% 2.80%
Travelers Companies 10.64% 12.15% 2.95%

W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus price target of $88.75, suggesting a potential upside of 7.52%. Travelers Companies has a consensus price target of $166.62, suggesting a potential upside of 2.46%. Given W. R. Berkley's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe W. R. Berkley is more favorable than Travelers Companies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
W. R. Berkley
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.58
Travelers Companies
2 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.15

W. R. Berkley pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Travelers Companies pays an annual dividend of $3.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. W. R. Berkley pays out 9.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Travelers Companies pays out 24.7% 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.

Travelers Companies has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Berkley. 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.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Berkley$8.10 billion1.80$530.67 million$5.5714.82
Travelers Companies$31.98 billion1.25$2.70 billion$14.2511.41

74.4% of W. R. Berkley shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.1% of Travelers Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of W. R. Berkley shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Travelers Companies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Travelers Companies received 258 more outperform votes than W. R. Berkley when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 58.47% of users gave Travelers Companies an outperform vote while only 52.30% of users gave W. R. Berkley an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
W. R. BerkleyOutperform Votes
284
52.30%
Underperform Votes
259
47.70%
Travelers CompaniesOutperform Votes
542
58.47%
Underperform Votes
385
41.53%

W. R. Berkley has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Travelers Companies has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

W. R. Berkley and Travelers Companies tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) vs. Its Competitors

TypeW. R. BerkleyFire, marine, & casualty insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$14.58B$8.06B$8.44B$14.86B
Dividend Yield0.62%2.53%5.40%3.54%
P/E Ratio14.8213.2112.5221.45
Price / Sales1.803.48110.7622.40
Price / Cash26.5759.3930.8483.01
Price / Book2.322.362.8811.40
Net Income$530.67M$401.71M$629.30M$426.90M
7 Day Performance-3.56%-4.85%-3.31%-5.49%
1 Month Performance3.63%-3.57%110.31%-4.46%
1 Year Performance25.29%9.65%134.73%8.81%

W. R. Berkley Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PGR
Progressive
2.3548 of 5 stars
$108.02
-0.8%
$99.60
-7.8%
+14.6%$63.20B$42.66B15.6843,326Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
TRV
Travelers Companies
2.8969 of 5 stars
$162.61
-1.6%
$166.62
-2.5%
+9.3%$40.00B$31.98B11.4130,600Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ALL
Allstate
2.7964 of 5 stars
$119.41
-0.1%
$130.62
-9.4%
+7.8%$34.23B$44.79B11.0442,160Analyst Revision
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
2.9098 of 5 stars
$114.46
-1.2%
$126.80
-10.8%
+29.7%$18.44B$7.54B7.375,266
ACGL
Arch Capital Group
2.7804 of 5 stars
$45.19
-1.0%
$50.22
-11.1%
+31.5%$17.45B$8.53B9.114,500News Coverage
MKL
Markel
2.5431 of 5 stars
$1,218.22
-1.4%
$1,358.33
-11.5%
+21.7%$16.65B$9.74B7.0218,900
FNF
Fidelity National Financial
2.9898 of 5 stars
$50.00
-2.3%
$62.33
-24.7%
+24.7%$14.23B$10.78B5.3827,058Insider Selling
Short Interest ↑
High Trading Volume
CNA
CNA Financial
3.0314 of 5 stars
$44.72
-1.5%
$52.00
-16.3%
+10.4%$12.14B$10.81B9.225,800Short Interest ↓
FAF
First American Financial
2.7365 of 5 stars
$73.64
-1.3%
$66.07
-10.3%
+34.2%$8.08B$7.09B6.5119,597Dividend Announcement
ORI
Old Republic International
2.9431 of 5 stars
$24.25
-1.7%
$30.00
-23.7%
+30.4%$7.44B$7.17B5.099,000Upcoming Earnings
RLI
RLI
2.3648 of 5 stars
$104.83
-0.5%
$120.67
-15.1%
+4.0%$4.74B$983.63M17.86869Upcoming Earnings
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
3.2115 of 5 stars
$133.14
-0.6%
$146.00
-9.7%
+11.8%$4.74B$4.83B11.684,300Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Positive News
AXS
AXIS Capital
2.8831 of 5 stars
$55.78
-1.3%
$59.50
-6.7%
+11.7%$4.73B$4.84B12.311,921Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↑
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
2.6148 of 5 stars
$77.07
-0.2%
$84.75
-10.0%
+14.2%$4.63B$2.92B10.962,400
AGO
Assured Guaranty
2.9248 of 5 stars
$51.65
-2.0%
$65.00
-25.8%
+41.7%$3.61B$1.12B14.88412Short Interest ↑
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
1.4515 of 5 stars
$1,022.68
-0.7%
N/A+0.3%$3.09B$1.18B17.701,366Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
MCY
Mercury General
2.2498 of 5 stars
$52.09
-0.5%
N/A-2.5%$2.88B$3.78B7.524,300News Coverage
HTH
Hilltop
2.5565 of 5 stars
$34.84
-1.0%
$32.70
-6.2%
+9.4%$2.75B$2.24B6.744,900Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
STFC
State Auto Financial
1.4315 of 5 stars
$51.55
-0.2%
$18.00
-65.1%
+185.6%$2.29B$1.48B31.822,025
STC
Stewart Information Services
2.2698 of 5 stars
$68.64
-2.9%
$70.00
-2.0%
+36.2%$1.85B$2.29B6.255,800Positive News
PRA
ProAssurance
2.3348 of 5 stars
$23.74
-0.3%
$27.67
-16.5%
+22.8%$1.28B$874.94M10.15827News Coverage
SAFT
Safety Insurance Group
1.8565 of 5 stars
$80.69
-0.7%
N/A+4.0%$1.21B$846.25M7.99586
EIG
Employers
3.3448 of 5 stars
$38.97
-0.2%
$49.00
-25.7%
+19.8%$1.09B$711.40M8.78691Short Interest ↓
High Trading Volume
AMSF
AMERISAFE
2.7498 of 5 stars
$53.12
-0.5%
$70.00
-31.8%
-4.9%$1.03B$339.48M11.35394Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
MBI
MBIA
1.4864 of 5 stars
$13.10
-10.0%
N/A+93.8%$712.72M$282M-1.7489
HCI
HCI Group
2.4698 of 5 stars
$67.44
-0.2%
$97.50
-44.6%
+24.2%$691.33M$310.44M108.77436Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
UFCS
United Fire Group
2.6665 of 5 stars
$23.94
-0.2%
$31.50
-31.6%
-21.6%$600.44M$1.07B44.331,165News Coverage
UVE
Universal Insurance
2.3948 of 5 stars
$17.39
-3.3%
N/A+11.5%$542.01M$1.07B10.80909Short Interest ↑
DGICA
Donegal Group
3.0231 of 5 stars
$14.35
-1.1%
N/A+0.5%$449.57M$777.82M12.48873Short Interest ↑
GBLI
Global Indemnity Group
2.2315 of 5 stars
$26.05
-1.7%
N/A-5.1%$377.23M$583.55M76.62390Positive News
ITIC
Investors Title
1.7165 of 5 stars
$193.12
-3.6%
N/A+31.7%$365.77M$236.41M5.66426Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
HALL
Hallmark Financial Services
2.2565 of 5 stars
$4.24
-3.8%
$6.00
-41.5%
+19.8%$77.05M$478.74M12.11424News Coverage
MIG
VanEck Vectors Moody's Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF
1.0464 of 5 stars
$24.18
-0.5%
N/AN/A$14.51MN/A0.00N/A
This page was last updated on 1/22/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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