W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB): Price and Financial Metrics


W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB)

Today's Latest Price: $65.72 USD

0.29 (-0.44%)

Updated Oct 23 7:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating


POWR Components:

 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank


Industry Rank:

Ranked of 59 in Insurance - Property & Casualty

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WRB Stock Summary

  • WRB has a higher market value than 85.62% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $11,589,827,874.
  • Berkley W R Corp's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.9% of US equities in our set.
  • The volatility of Berkley W R Corp's share price is greater than that of only 20.05% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Berkley W R Corp are LKQ, FBHS, XRAY, BRO, and SJM.
  • WRB's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Berkley W R Corp's official web site, go to www.berkley.com.

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WRB Price/Volume Stats

Current price $65.72 52-week high $79.92
Prev. close $66.01 52-week low $43.05
Day low $65.06 Volume 543,636
Day high $66.54 Avg. volume 901,248
50-day MA $62.26 Dividend yield 0.73%
200-day MA $61.18 Market Cap 11.70B

W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Company Bio


W.R. Berkley Corporation operates as commercial lines writers primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International, and Reinsurance-Global. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

WRB Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$65.72$103.19 58%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Berkley W R Corp. To summarize, we found that Berkley W R Corp ranked in the 57th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Berkley W R Corp ended up being:

  • The stock's equity weight, or the proportion of capital from equity relative to debt, is 80. Notably, its equity weight is greater than 60.81% of US equities in the Financial Services sector yielding a positive free cash flow.
  • Berkley W R Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 22.01% of tickers in our DCF set.


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%55%
1%57%
2%58%
3%60%
4%62%
5%63%

CME, CRD.A, AMG, DFIN, and GHL can be thought of as valuation peers to WRB, in the sense that they are in the Financial Services sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.


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Latest WRB News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Berkley W R Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WRB as an investment opportunity.

It's Tough To Reconcile W.R. Berkley's Valuation With The Business

W.R. Berkley (WRB) has earned a good reputation, with long-term core earnings and book value growth trends well above the average, as well as a strong underwriting history. Even so, while I can understand a “flight to safety” preference for this more specialty-oriented insurer, it’s tough to reconcile the current...

Stephen Simpson, CFA on Seeking Alpha | September 2, 2020

Startek Recognized as a Champion in the IAOP Impact Sourcing Index 2020

Startek Recognized as a Champion in the IAOP Impact Sourcing Index 2020

Yahoo | July 29, 2020

W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) CEO Rob Berkley on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call July 21, 2020 17:00 ET Corporate Participants Rob Berkley - President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Berkley - Executive Chairman Rich Baio - Chief Financial Officer Conference Call participants Phil Stefano - Deutsche Bank Mike Zaremski - Credit Suisse Yaron...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | July 22, 2020

W.R. Berkley (WRB) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Miss Estimates

W.R. Berkley (WRB) Q2 results reflect lower net premiums written, net investment income and higher catastrophe losses.

Yahoo | July 22, 2020

WR Berkley Corp (WRB) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

W. R. Berkley Corporation is not under any obligation and expressly disclaims any such obligation to update or alter its forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. COVID-19-related losses represented 5.1 of these loss ratio points.

Yahoo | July 22, 2020

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WRB Price Returns

1-mo 8.52%
3-mo 4.73%
6-mo 22.07%
1-year -3.62%
3-year 49.32%
5-year 91.98%
YTD -4.34%
2019 43.71%
2018 5.96%
2017 10.21%
2016 23.66%
2015 7.77%

WRB Dividends

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Continue Researching WRB

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Berkley W R Corp (WRB) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Berkley W R Corp (WRB) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Berkley W R Corp (WRB) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch


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