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Last $50.54 USD
Change Today +0.24 / 0.48%
Volume 592.9K
WRB On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
Frankfurt
As of 8:04 PM 03/26/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

wr berkley corp (WRB) Snapshot

Open
$50.20
Previous Close
$50.30
Day High
$50.58
Day Low
$49.92
52 Week High
12/8/14 - $53.08
52 Week Low
04/15/14 - $39.76
Market Cap
6.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
591.4K
EPS TTM
$3.62
Shares Outstanding
125.8M
EX-Date
03/17/15
P/E TM
14.0x
Dividend
$0.44
Dividend Yield
2.85%
Current Stock Chart for WR BERKLEY CORP (WRB)

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wr berkley corp (WRB) Details

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 of various business lines, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, general liability, products liability, and professional liability lines. This segment also provides commercial 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; and services comprising claims, administrative, and consulting services. 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 60 countries. 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. W. R. Berkley Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

7,521 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1967

wr berkley corp (WRB) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
President, Chief Operating Officer, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $850.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $989.0K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $605.0K
Senior Vice President of Investments
Total Annual Compensation: $605.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

wr berkley corp (WRB) Key Developments

W. R. Berkley Corporation Appoints Dana R. Frantz Vice President – Corporate Actuary

W. R. Berkley Corporation announced the appointment of Dana R. Frantz as vice president - corporate actuary. The appointment is effective immediately. Ms. Frantz, who joined W. R. Berkley Corporation in 2010 as assistant vice president - corporate actuary, has over 15 years of actuarial experience.

W. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on April 1, 2015

W. R. Berkley Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 11 cents per share to be paid on April 1, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 19, 2015.

W. R. Berkley Corporation Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014

W. R. Berkley Corporation reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net premiums written of $1,455,909,000 against $1,357,684,000 a year ago. Net premiums earned were $1,502,357,000 against $1,383,041,000 a year ago. Total revenues were $1,784,428,000 against $1,696,679,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $162,704,000 against $181,726,000 a year ago. Net income to common stockholders was $110,711,000 or $0.83 per diluted share against $130,379,000 or $0.93 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flow from operations was $78,297,000 against $193,103,000 a year ago. Return on equity was 10.2% against 12.1% a year ago. For the year, the company reported net premiums written of $5,996,947,000 against $5,500,173,000 a year ago. Net premiums earned were $5,744,418,000 against $5,226,537,000 a year ago. Total revenues were $7,128,928,000 against $6,408,534,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $952,196,000 against $698,888,000 a year ago. Net income to common stockholders was $648,884,000 or $4.86 per diluted share against $499,925,000 or $3.55 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flow from operations was $724,083,000 against $819,798,000 a year ago. Book value per share was $36.21 against $32.79 a year ago. Tangible book value per share was $34.72 against $31.74 a year ago. Return on equity was 15.0% against 11.6% a year ago.

 

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