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50.39
+0.72
+1.44%
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Open

50.00

Previous Close

49.68

Volume (Avg)

237.09k (505.75k)

Day's Range

49.91-50.75

52Wk Range

37.82-50.75

Market Cap.

6.33B

Dividend Rate (Yield )

0.44 (0.85%)

Beta

0.60

Shares Outstanding

127.53M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

11.05 (4.49)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
Industry Insurance – Property & Casualty
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Hold
    • Revenue

    • 6.41B

    • Net Income

    • 499.92M

    • Market Cap.

    • 6.33B

    • Enterprise Value

    • -

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 9.03

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 0.93

    • Beta

    • 0.60

    • Forward P/E

    • 13.57

    • Price/Sales

    • 1.00

    • Price/Book Value

    • 1.37

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 8.97

      • EBITDA

      • 925.16M

      • Return on Capital %

      • 2.98

      • Return on Equity %

      • 13.93

      • Return on Assets %

      • 2.98

      • Book Value/Share

      • 36.22

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 127.53M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • -

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • 0.11 (9/8/2014)

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • 8/5/2014

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/21/2014
      Hold
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 46.00

        • Credit Rating

        • BBB+

        • Analysts

        • 6

        • EPS Estimate

        • 3.63

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • -

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 14.40

          • 2.01

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • -2.10

          • 30.52

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 55.20

          • -8.93

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 6.36

          • 3.34

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 12.20

          • 3.74

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 11.14

          • 32.02

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • -

            • 24.50

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 13.04

            • 14.81

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 9.03

            • 10.83

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • -

            • -

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 10.90

            • 13.00

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 8.10

            • 135.92B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 0.44

              • 0.24

              • Current Ratio

              • -

              • 0.62

              • Quick Ratio

              • -

              • 0.61

              • Interest Coverage

              • -

              • -

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 4.58

              • 3.94

              • Book Value/Share

              • 36.22

              • 46.07

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 11.05

                • 11.76

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 11.12

                • 186.45

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 5.18

                • 112.73

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 1.00

                • 1.19

                • Price/Book Value

                • 1.37

                • 1.15

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 8.97

                • 8.33

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                • Industry

                  • Return on Equity %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 13.93

                    (11.10)

                  • 11.00

                    (10.09)

                  • Return on Assets %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 2.98

                    (2.30)

                  • 2.73

                    (2.31)

                  • Return on Capital %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 10.86

                    (9.10)

                  • 8.67

                    (7.84)

                  • Income/Employee

                  • 85.14k

                  • 96.62k

                  • Inventory Turnover

                  • -

                  • -

                  • Asset Turnover

                  • 0.33

                  • 0.25

                  Current Historical
                  Financials
                  • Income Statement
                  • Balance Sheet
                  • Cash Flow
                  Operating Income
                  698.89M
                  Operating Margin
                  10.91
                  Total Equity
                  -
                  Retained Earnings
                  -
                  Free Cashflow
                  -
                  Price/Cashflow
                  8.97
                  Ownership

                  Institutional Ownership

                  80.27%

                  Top 10 Institutions

                  39.18%

                  Mutual Fund Ownership

                  38.45%

                  Float

                  78.60%

                  5% / Insider Ownership

                  6.61%

                  Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                  Top Mutual Fund Owners

                  Top Institutional Owners

                  Mutual Fund Name

                  Institution Name

                  • Mutual Fund Name

                  • Shares Held

                  • % Change

                  • % Outstanding

                  • First Eagle Global Fund

                  •  

                    4,386,051

                  • 0.00

                  • 3.44

                  • JPMorgan Mid Cap Value Fund

                  •  

                    2,777,710

                  • 0.00

                  • 2.18

                  • Prudential Jennison Mid Cap Growth

                  •  

                    2,381,429

                  • 8.89

                  • 1.87

                  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund

                  •  

                    1,745,461

                  • 1.03

                  • 1.37

                  • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                  •  

                    1,663,704

                  • 0.56

                  • 1.30

                  • VA CollegeAmerica Growth Fund of America

                  •  

                    1,560,000

                  • 0.00

                  • 1.22

                  • iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (AU)

                  •  

                    1,393,846

                  • 0.07

                  • 1.13

                  • Robeco US Premium Equities

                  •  

                    1,304,535

                  • -0.82

                  • 1.02

                  • Prudential Jennison Small Company

                  •  

                    1,194,255

                  • 9.10

                  • 0.94

                  • Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund

                  •  

                    929,211

                  • -3.20

                  • 0.73

                  • Institution Name

                  • Shares Held

                  • % Change

                  • % Outstanding

                  • Eagle Capital Management LLC

                  •  

                    11,193,665

                  • -6.16%

                  • 8.77

                  • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                  •  

                    6,857,513

                  • +2.60%

                  • 5.37

                  • Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC

                  •  

                    6,666,740

                  • +0.52%

                  • 5.22

                  • J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

                  •  

                    5,024,039

                  • +0.39%

                  • 3.94

                  • State Street Corp

                  •  

                    3,826,808

                  • -0.24%

                  • 3.00

                  • Jennison Associates LLC

                  •  

                    3,771,160

                  • -0.64%

                  • 2.96

                  • Berkley Insurance Company

                  •  

                    3,543,750

                  • 0.00%

                  • 2.68

                  • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                  •  

                    3,390,080

                  • -2.63%

                  • 2.66

                  • Berkley Regional Insurance Company

                  •  

                    3,357,955

                  • 0.00%

                  • 2.54

                  • Robeco Investment Management, Inc.

                  •  

                    2,607,901

                  • +32.61%

                  • 2.04

                  Company Profile

                  Sector

                  Financial Services

                  Industry

                  Insurance – Property & Casualty

                  Type

                  Aggressive Growth

                  Style

                  Mid Value

                  WR Berkley Corp, a Delaware corporation, is an insurance holding company. The Company operates in property casualty insurance business and has three segments: Insurance-Domestic; Insurance-International and Reinsurance-Global. These ...morethree business segments are composed of individual operating units that serve a market defined by geography, products, services or types of customers. Insurance-Domestic is comprised of commercial insurance business, including excess and surplus lines and admitted lines, primarily throughout the United States. It underwrites specialty risks within the excess and surplus lines market and on an admitted basis. The specialty lines of business include premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability and professional liability lines. The customers are ...morediverse. Each operating unit delivers their products through a variety of distribution channels, depending on the customer base and particular risks insured. Some of the operating units comprising the Insurance-Domestic segment are as follows: Acadia Insurance; Admiral Insurance; American Mining Insurance; Berkley Accident and Health; Berkley Asset Protection; Berkley Aviation; and Berkley Custom Insurance; Berkley Design Professional; Berkley Life Sciences; Berkley Medical Excess; Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group. Insurance-International consists of business in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, South America, Canada, Scandinavia, and Australia. Reinsurance-Global consists of reinsurance business on a facultative and treaty basis in the United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, and the Asia-Pacific Region. Through Insurance-International the Company writes businesses in almost 40 countries internationally with branches or offices in 15 locations outside the United States, including the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, South America, Canada, Scandinavia, and Australia. The operating units are Berkley Canada; Berkley Latinoamerica; W. R. Berkley Insurance (Europe); and W. R. Berkley Syndicate 1967 at Lloyd's. In Reinsurance-Global, the Company provides other insurance companies and self-insures 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. The operating units are Berkley Re America; Berkley Re Asia Pacific; Berkley Re Direct; Berkley Re U.K.; Facultative ReSources; and Lloyd's Reinsurance. The Company follows a common industry practice of reinsuring a portion of its exposures and paying to reinsurers a portion of the premiums received on the policies that that the Company writes. The Company competes directly with a large number of these companies. Competition for Insurance-Domestic business comes from other specialty insurers, regional carriers, large national multi-line companies and reinsurers. Insurance-International operation competes with native insurance operations both large and small, which in some cases are related to government entities, as well as with branches or local subsidiaries of multinational companies. The Reinsurance-Global business comes from domestic and foreign reinsurers, which produce their business either on a direct basis or through the broker market. These competitors include Swiss Re, Munich Re, Berkshire Hathaway, Transatlantic Reinsurance, Partner Re and others.lessless

                  Key People

                  Mr. William R. Berkley

                  CEO/Chairman of the Board/Director

                  Eugene G. Ballard

                  CFO/Chief Accounting Officer/Senior VP

                  Mr. Jack H. Nusbaum

                  Director

                  Dr. George G. Daly

                  Director

                  Mark L. Shapiro

                  Director

                  • WR Berkley Corp

                  • 475 Steamboat Road

                  • Greenwich, CT 06830

                  • USA.Map

                  • Phone: +1 203 629-3000

                  • Fax: +1 203 629-3073

                  • wrberkley.com

                  Incorporated

                  1967

                  Employees

                  7,247

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