W.R. Berkley Corporation
Index- P/E10.08 EPS (ttm)4.95 Insider Own22.20% Shs Outstand126.91M Perf Week2.78%
Market Cap6.33B Forward P/E13.35 EPS next Y3.74 Insider Trans0.00% Shs Float98.58M Perf Month-2.14%
Income668.60M PEG1.38 EPS next Q0.84 Inst Own73.30% Short Float3.66% Perf Quarter3.51%
Sales7.04B P/S0.90 EPS this Y-0.30% Inst Trans-0.04% Short Ratio6.02 Perf Half Y12.92%
Book/sh37.03 P/B1.35 EPS next Y0.54% ROA3.20% Target Price50.00 Perf Year25.57%
Cash/sh10.58 P/C4.72 EPS next 5Y7.30% ROE14.80% 52W Range36.74 - 53.09 Perf YTD-2.65%
Dividend0.44 P/FCF9.46 EPS past 5Y17.00% ROI9.70% 52W High-6.00% Beta0.64
Dividend %0.88% Quick Ratio- Sales past 5Y6.40% Gross Margin- 52W Low35.81% ATR0.92
Employees7247 Current Ratio- Sales Q/Q12.60% Oper. Margin29.50% RSI (14)47.78 Volatility2.09% 1.67%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.52 EPS Q/Q46.40% Profit Margin9.50% Rel Volume0.73 Prev Close50.54
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.52 EarningsFeb 03 AMC Payout10.30% Avg Volume599.59K Price49.90
Recom3.20 SMA20-1.04% SMA50-1.55% SMA2007.19% Volume439,300 Change-1.27%
Jul-29-14Reiterated Compass Point Neutral $49 → $51
Jan-30-14Downgrade Deutsche Bank Hold → Sell
May-02-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $38 → $40
Apr-23-13Initiated Compass Point Neutral $43
Dec-17-12Reiterated Deutsche Bank Sell $34 → $33
Oct-21-11Downgrade Standpoint Research Buy → Hold
Apr-27-11Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $33 → $35
Apr-04-11Downgrade Stifel Nicolaus Buy → Hold
Feb-03-11Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $31 → $33
Feb-03-11Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $27 → $30
Oct-27-10Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $30 → $31
Mar-09-10Initiated Citigroup Sell
Dec-16-09Initiated Deutsche Bank Hold $24.50
Mar-10-09Initiated Oppenheimer Perform
Feb-10-09Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $34 → $30
Feb-10-09Reiterated Credit Suisse Neutral $26 → $29
Dec-18-08Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $30 → $34
Nov-06-08Downgrade Citigroup Buy → Hold $27 → $28
Jul-25-08Reiterated UBS Neutral $30.50 → $26
Jul-11-08Initiated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform
Jan-23-15 07:00PM  A.M. Best Rates W.R. Berkley Corp. with a Stable Outlook - Analyst Blog Zacks
Jan-22-15 12:56PM  A.M. Best Affirms Ratings for W.R. Berkley Corporation and its Subsidiaries Business Wire
Jan-16-15 05:09PM  W.R. Berkley Corporation -- Moody's rates W.R. Berkley's multi-seniority shelf registration; outlook stable at Moody's
Jan-15-15 03:00PM  Time to Add Travelers Companies (TRV) to Your Portfolio? - Analyst Blog Zacks
Jan-05-15 11:18AM  W. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings on February 3, 2015 Business Wire
Dec-09-14 01:55PM  W.R. Berkley Corp Rewards Investors with One-Time Dividend Zacks
Dec-08-14 04:05PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Special Dividend Business Wire
Dec-01-14 11:30AM  W.R.Berkley Grows Through Rate Increases & New Units Zacks
Nov-25-14 10:52AM  A.M. Best Assigns Indicative Rating to W.R. Berkley Corporations New Shelf Registration Business Wire
Nov-14-14 01:04PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Financials EDGAR Online Financials
Nov-11-14 08:50AM  Atlas Financial Misses Q3 Earnings; Acquires Global Liberty Zacks
Nov-10-14 10:50AM  EMC Insurance (EMCI) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Down Y/Y Zacks
Nov-07-14 09:30AM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report EDGAR Online
Nov-06-14 03:51PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Dividend Business Wire
12:23PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Appoints Robert L. McPherson Vice President Business Wire
Nov-05-14 10:30AM  State Auto Financial (STFC) Q3 Earnings Miss; Down Y/Y Zacks
Nov-04-14 09:20AM  Alleghany Q3 Earnings Beat on Solid Underwriting Results Zacks
Nov-03-14 03:55PM  W.R. Berkley Hits 52-Week High on Strong Q3 Performance Zacks
Oct-24-14 09:30AM  W.R. Berkley Beats Earnings, Revenues on High Premiums Zacks
Oct-23-14 06:18PM  W.R. Berkley beats 3Q profit forecasts AP
05:02PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition EDGAR Online
04:01PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results Business Wire
07:07AM  Q3 2014 W. R. Berkley Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close CCBN
Oct-22-14 09:45AM  WR Berkley (WRB) Reaches New Lifetime High Today at TheStreet
06:37AM  Should You Buy W.R. Berkley Corp (WRB) Ahead of Earnings? Zacks
Oct-21-14 02:24PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Senior Executive Appointments Business Wire
Sep-17-14 12:16PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Earnings on October 23, 2014 Business Wire
Sep-08-14 02:40PM  W. R. Berkley Corp Continues to Gain Strength on New Units Zacks
Aug-27-14 09:00AM  W. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Insurance Conference Business Wire
Aug-19-14 01:25PM  W. R. Berkley Corp Scales 52-Week High on Strong Q2 Results Zacks
Aug-07-14 11:41AM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report EDGAR Online
Aug-06-14 01:08PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits EDGAR Online
Aug-05-14 02:35PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Dividend Business Wire
Aug-01-14 10:18AM  A.M. Best Assigns Debt Rating to W.R. Berkley Corporations Senior Unsecured Notes Business Wire
Jul-31-14 01:48PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits EDGAR Online
Jul-30-14 05:43PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Pricing of $350 Million of 4.75% Senior Notes Due 2044 Business Wire
09:32AM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits EDGAR Online
Jul-29-14 07:35AM  W.R. Berkley Corp Increased Premium Drives Q2 Earnings Beat Zacks
Jul-28-14 04:07PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition EDGAR Online
04:01PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results Business Wire
07:07AM  Q2 2014 W. R. Berkley Corporation Earnings Release - After Market Close CCBN
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Jul-10-14 11:54AM  Progressive Misses on Q2 Earnings, Up Y/Y on Higher Premiums Zacks
Jul-07-14 04:35PM  ACE to Expand in Brazil with P&C Unit Buyout Zacks
07:29AM  Why W.R. Berkley (WRB) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again Zacks
Jul-03-14 02:40PM  Montpelier Re Hits 52-week High on Good Fundamentals & Ratings Zacks
Jul-02-14 08:28AM  Zacks Rank #1 Additions for Wednesday Zacks
Jun-25-14 12:30PM  Investor Interest Returns to Insurance After Hurricane Season While M&A Activity Heats Up the Sector: Amit Kumar, Analyst at Macquarie Group Limited, Shares His Outlook for the Space with The Wall Street Transcript Wall Street Transcript
Jun-19-14 03:10PM  Why Unum Group is a Good Investment Pick Zacks
Jun-17-14 04:36PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Earnings on July 28, 2014 Business Wire
Jun-12-14 03:58PM  W.R. Berkley Corp Shows Stability on Fundamentals Zacks
Jun-11-14 12:00PM  Global Indemnity Touches 52-Week High on Strong Q1 Earnings Zacks
Jun-05-14 10:00AM  Ex-Dividends To Watch: 3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: CET, WRB, ROST at TheStreet
Jun-04-14 03:00PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Names John M. Goodwin President of Berkley Risk Administrators Company, LLC Business Wire
Jun-03-14 02:35PM  Allstate Hits 52-Week High Zacks
May-30-14 12:11PM  Platinum Underwriters Touches 52-Week High Zacks
May-28-14 04:55PM  Alleghany Corp. Hits 52-Week High Zacks
02:04PM  These Companies Raised Their Dividends Last Week at Motley Fool
May-27-14 05:35PM  American Financial Looks Steady, Buyouts Continue Zacks
May-22-14 05:50PM  United Fire Group Hikes Dividend 11% Zacks
May-21-14 03:55PM  Dividend Increase at W.R. Berkley Corp. Zacks
May-20-14 04:33PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders EDGAR Online
03:15PM  W. R. Berkley raises annual dividend 10% to 44c per share at
03:14PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Increases Dividend 10% Business Wire
09:46AM  Moving Average Crossover Alert: W.R. Berkley (WRB) Zacks
May-12-14 12:38PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report EDGAR Online
May-06-14 06:57AM  Is W.R. Berkley (WRB) Stock a Solid Choice Right Now? Zacks
May-01-14 01:50PM  Montpelier Re Tops Earnings Ests Yet Again Zacks
Apr-30-14 07:11AM  Why W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates (Again) Zacks
Apr-28-14 10:59AM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events EDGAR Online
Apr-25-14 02:20PM  Cincinnati Financial's Q1 Earnings Miss Ests on Cat Loss Zacks
02:00PM  Chubb's Q1 Earnings in Line with Ests Zacks
08:21AM  The Going Is Getting Tougher And W.R. Berkley Is Still Going at Seeking Alpha
Apr-24-14 02:10PM  Assurant's Q1 Earnings Gain on Higher Revs Zacks
Apr-23-14 04:43PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Wayne H. Carter, III President of Berkley Program Specialists Business Wire
02:48PM  W.R. Berkley's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript at Seeking Alpha
02:10PM  W.R. Berkley Corp.'s Q1 Earnings Gain on Higher Revs Zacks
Apr-22-14 04:18PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition EDGAR Online
04:05PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Reports First Quarter Results Business Wire
07:07AM  Q1 2014 W. R. Berkley Corporation Earnings Release - After Market Close CCBN
Apr-16-14 12:01PM  3 Hot Insurers Expecting Earnings Beats Zacks
09:31AM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Susan N. Grady President of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group Business Wire
Mar-28-14 12:25PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce First Quarter 2014 Earnings on April 22, 2014 Business Wire
Mar-20-14 04:40PM  Updated Research Report on W.R. Berkley Corp. Zacks
Mar-14-14 10:02AM  Dividend Watch: 3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday: AFT, TXRH, WRB at TheStreet
Mar-07-14 12:09PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure EDGAR Online
Feb-28-14 04:51PM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report EDGAR Online
Feb-27-14 02:35PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Keith Mitchell President of Union Standard Insurance Group Business Wire
Feb-21-14 05:35PM  W. R. Berkley Corp. Adds to Share Buyback Plan Zacks
Feb-19-14 04:47PM  After-hours buzz: Tesla, Safeway, Marriott & More Optionetics
04:03PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Dividend and Increases Share Repurchase Authorization Business Wire
Feb-04-14 06:00AM  BERKLEY W R CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events EDGAR Online
Feb-03-14 12:28PM  W. R. Berkley Corporation to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Insurance Conference Business Wire
Jan-30-14 12:36PM  W.R. Berkley downgraded by Deutsche Bank
05:57AM  W. R. Berkley downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank at
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03:20PM  W.R. Berkley Management Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript at Seeking Alpha
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08:10AM  Q4 Earnings Beat at W.R. Berkley Zacks
W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as commercial lines writers primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International, and Reinsurance-Global. The Insurance-Domestic segment underwrites risks associated with specialty lines of business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and professional liability lines. It also provides insurance products and services to small-to-mid-sized businesses, and state and local governmental entities primarily in 45 states and the District of Columbia; insurance products, analytical tools, and risk management services, such as loss control and claims management that enable clients to select their risk tolerance and manage it appropriately; and services comprising claims, administrative, and consulting services. This segment specializes in insuring, reinsuring, and administering self-insurance programs and other alternative risk transfer mechanisms for clients, such as commercial and governmental entity employers, employer groups, insurers, and other groups or entities seeking ways to manage their exposure to risks. The Reinsurance-Global segment offers 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. The Insurance-International segment underwrites specialty, casualty, property, automobile, group life and health and workers' compensation, professional indemnity, directors' and officers' liability, medical malpractice, general liability, personal accident and travel, engineering and construction, and surety lines of business in approximately 40 countries. W. R. Berkley Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.