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W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$74.27 USD


-0.28 (-0.38%)

Updated Jul 27, 2021 04:04 PM ET

After-Market: $74.30 +0.03 (0.04%) 7:54 PM ET

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C Value D Growth A Momentum C VGM

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Bottom 19% (204 out of 252)

Industry: Insurance - Property and Casualty

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Founded in 1967 and based in Greenwich, CT., W.R. Berkley Corp. is a Fortune 500 company. It is one of the nation’s largest commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. The company offers a variety of insurance services from reinsurance, to workers comp third party administrators (TPAs). Effective since first quarter of 2016, the company reports results in two segments – Insurance and Reinsurance. Insurance-Domestic operating units and Insurance-International operating units that were previously reported separately have been combined with the Insurance segment. The two reporting segments are composed of individual operating units that serve a market defined by geography, products, services or industry served. Insurance segment (92.5% of 2019 net premiums written) predominantly underwrites commercial insurance business primarily throughout the United States, although many units offer coverage globally. Reinsurance segment (7.5%) is operated primarily on a facultative and treaty basis. It provides other insurance companies and self-insureds with assistance in managing their net risk through reinsurance on either a portfolio basis, through treaty reinsurance, or on an individual basis, through facultative reinsurance.

W.R. Berkley (WRB) Q2 Earnings Top on Solid Underwriting Show

W.R. Berkley's (WRB) Q2 earnings benefit from high premiums and investment income as well as lower catastrophe loss and improving combined ratio.

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

W.R. Berkley (WRB) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 21.88% and 0.19%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

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Why W.R. Berkley (WRB) Might Surprise This Earnings Season

W. R. Berkley (WRB) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.

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Can W. R. Berkley (WRB) Retain Its Beat Streak in Q2 Earnings?

W. R. Berkley's (WRB) second-quarter results are likely to reflect premium growth, improved expense ratio and higher underwriting income.

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Progressive's (PGR) May Earnings Drop, Revenues Rise Y/Y

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W.R. Berkley (WRB) Boosts Shareholder Value With Dividend Hike

W.R. Berkley's (WRB) recent 8% hike in dividend reflects its intention to enhance shareholders' value supported by its strong financial position.

Is W.R. Berkley Corp. (WRB) a Good Value Investor Stock?

Let's see if W.R. Berkley Corp. (WRB) stock is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now from multiple angles.

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Unum (UNM) and its core U.S. life/health insurance subsidiaries' rating and outlook upgrade by AM Best reflect solid balance sheet, sustained solid operating results, favorable business mix and prudent ERM.

W.R. Berkley (WRB) Banks on Strong Premiums & Cash Flows

W.R. Berkley (WRB) is poised to benefit from rate increases, lower travel and entertainment expenses and prudent capital deployment.

SIGI or WRB: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

SIGI vs. WRB: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

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Insurance Industry Gains 17% YTD: 6 Picks for Better Returns

The insurance industry is well poised to benefit from improved pricing, prudent underwriting increased adoption of technology and solid capital position. AFG, CINF, WRB, BRK.B, HCI, EIG are some industry players slated for better returns.

Why Is W.R. Berkley (WRB) Down 2.2% Since Last Earnings Report?

W.R. Berkley (WRB) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

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ProAssurance's (PRA) Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Surge Y/Y

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Allstate (ALL) Earnings Top Estimates in Q1, Revenues Up Y/Y

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