WRB WR Berkley Corporation

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  • WRB
  • Price as of: Dec 02, 06:40 PM EST
  • $62.35
  • +$0.01
  • +0.0%
  • Industry
  • Property & casualty insurance
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  • Dividend Yield
    3.21% Financial Average 3.95%
  • Annualized Payout
    $2.00 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    58.0% EPS $3.45
  • Dividend Growth
    6 yrs Since 2010
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Metric WRB Rank WRB Avg Ranking Notes
Relative Strength 1 year return is considerably higher than Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Overall Yield Attractiveness Yield is considerably lower than Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Dividend Reliability Payout ratio is considerably higher than industry average and peers
Dividend Uptrend Dividends are above average, growing as per Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Earnings Growth EPS growth is above average against Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
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Growth History

WRB Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
10.3% 9.3% 6 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

WRB Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$0.4700 2015 9.3%
$0.4300 2014 10.3%
Historical Dividend Data

WRB Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.1300 2016-11-04 2016-11-29 2016-12-01 2016-12-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2016-11-04 2016-11-09 2016-11-14 2016-11-21 Yes Special N/A
$0.1300 2016-08-02 2016-09-16 2016-09-20 2016-10-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2016-08-02 2016-09-16 2016-09-20 2016-10-05 Yes Special N/A
$0.1300 2016-05-25 2016-06-13 2016-06-15 2016-07-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2016-02-17 2016-03-11 2016-03-15 2016-04-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2015-11-05 2015-11-27 2015-12-01 2015-12-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2015-08-04 2015-09-03 2015-09-08 2015-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2015-06-02 2015-06-11 2015-06-15 2015-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1100 2015-02-18 2015-03-17 2015-03-19 2015-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$1.0000 2014-12-08 2014-12-16 2014-12-18 2014-12-30 Yes Special N/A
$0.1100 2014-11-06 2014-11-28 2014-12-02 2014-12-18 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1100 2014-08-05 2014-09-08 2014-09-10 2014-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1100 2014-05-20 2014-06-06 2014-06-10 2014-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2014-02-19 2014-03-17 2014-03-19 2014-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2013-11-18 2013-11-29 2013-12-03 2013-12-19 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2013-08-06 2013-09-06 2013-09-10 2013-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2013-05-21 2013-06-07 2013-06-11 2013-07-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0900 2013-03-21 2013-03-27 2013-04-01 2013-04-09 Yes Regular Quarter
$1.0000 2012-12-14 2012-12-20 2012-12-24 2012-12-31 Yes Special N/A
$0.0900 2012-11-08 2012-11-30 2012-12-04 2012-12-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0900 2012-08-08 2012-09-10 2012-09-12 2012-10-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0900 2012-05-22 2012-06-08 2012-06-12 2012-07-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2012-02-28 2012-03-19 2012-03-21 2012-04-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2011-11-03 2011-12-02 2011-12-06 2011-12-22 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2011-08-02 2011-09-08 2011-09-12 2011-10-04 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2011-05-17 2011-06-10 2011-06-14 2011-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2011-02-24 2011-03-17 2011-03-21 2011-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2010-11-03 2010-12-02 2010-12-06 2010-12-22 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2010-08-03 2010-09-08 2010-09-10 2010-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2010-05-18 2010-06-10 2010-06-14 2010-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2010-02-23 2010-03-17 2010-03-19 2010-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2009-11-03 2009-12-10 2009-12-14 2010-01-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2009-08-04 2009-09-10 2009-09-14 2009-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2009-05-19 2009-06-10 2009-06-12 2009-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2009-02-24 2009-03-17 2009-03-19 2009-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2008-11-04 2008-12-10 2008-12-12 2009-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2008-07-29 2008-09-10 2008-09-12 2008-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2008-05-21 2008-06-11 2008-06-13 2008-07-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2008-02-26 2008-03-17 2008-03-19 2008-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2007-11-06 2007-12-12 2007-12-14 2008-01-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2007-07-31 2007-09-12 2007-09-14 2007-10-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2007-05-08 2007-06-13 2007-06-15 2007-07-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0500 2007-03-06 2007-03-15 2007-03-19 2007-04-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0400 2006-11-03 2006-12-13 2006-12-15 2007-01-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0400 2006-08-01 2006-09-13 2006-09-15 2006-10-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0400 2006-05-03 2006-06-14 2006-06-16 2006-06-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 2006-03-07 2006-04-05 2006-03-20 2006-04-04 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0400 2006-03-07 2006-03-16 2006-03-20 2006-04-04 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0333 2005-11-03 2005-12-14 2005-12-16 2006-01-04 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0333 2005-08-02 2005-09-15 2005-09-19 2005-10-04 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0222 2005-05-03 2005-06-14 2005-06-16 2005-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 2005-03-14 2005-04-11 2005-03-24 2005-04-08 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0222 2005-03-14 2005-03-22 2005-03-24 2005-04-08 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0311 2004-11-02 2004-12-13 2004-12-15 2005-01-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0311 2004-08-03 2004-09-15 2004-09-17 2004-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0311 2004-05-11 2004-06-14 2004-06-16 2004-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0311 2004-03-09 2004-03-17 2004-03-19 2004-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0207 2003-11-04 2003-12-11 2003-12-15 2004-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0207 2003-08-05 2003-09-17 2003-09-19 2003-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 2003-08-05 2003-08-28 2003-08-18 2003-08-27 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0296 2003-05-14 2003-06-13 2003-06-17 2003-07-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0198 2003-03-11 2003-03-21 2003-03-25 2003-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0178 2002-11-05 2002-12-11 2002-12-13 2003-01-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0178 2002-08-06 2002-09-17 2002-09-19 2002-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2002-05-16 2002-06-13 2002-06-17 2002-07-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 2002-05-16 2002-07-03 2002-06-17 2002-07-02 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0257 2002-03-14 2002-03-20 2002-03-20 2002-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2001-11-06 2001-12-12 2001-12-14 2002-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2001-08-07 2001-09-17 2001-09-19 2001-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2001-05-15 2001-06-13 2001-06-15 2001-07-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2001-03-13 2001-03-19 2001-03-21 2001-04-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2000-11-07 2000-12-13 2000-12-15 2001-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2000-08-08 2000-09-14 2000-09-18 2000-10-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2000-05-09 2000-06-14 2000-06-16 2000-07-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 2000-03-09 2000-03-17 2000-03-21 2000-04-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 1999-11-09 1999-12-15 1999-12-17 2000-01-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 1999-08-10 1999-09-15 1999-09-17 1999-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 1999-05-11 1999-06-11 1999-06-15 1999-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0257 1999-03-10 1999-03-17 1999-03-19 1999-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0237 1998-11-10 1998-12-14 1998-12-16 1999-01-04 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0237 1998-08-12 1998-09-16 1998-09-18 1998-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0158 1998-05-12 1998-06-11 1998-06-15 1998-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0158 1998-03-11 1998-03-17 1998-03-19 1998-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0145 1997-11-11 1997-12-12 1997-12-16 1998-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0145 1997-08-12 1997-09-16 1997-09-18 1997-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 1997-08-12 1997-09-19 1997-08-27 1997-09-18 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0198 1997-05-13 1997-06-11 1997-06-13 1997-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0198 1997-03-11 1997-03-17 1997-03-19 1997-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0171 1996-12-03 1996-12-12 1996-12-16 1997-01-02 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0171 1996-09-11 1996-09-16 1996-09-18 1996-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0171 1996-05-21 1996-06-12 1996-06-14 1996-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0171 1996-03-07 1996-03-25 1996-03-27 1996-04-08 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0158 1995-12-05 1995-12-15 1995-12-19 1996-01-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0158 1995-09-13 1995-09-26 1995-09-28 1995-10-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0158 1995-05-23 1995-06-14 1995-06-16 1995-07-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0158 1995-03-09 1995-03-23 1995-03-29 1995-04-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0145 1994-12-08 1994-12-13 1994-12-19 1995-01-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0145 1994-09-14 1994-09-22 1994-09-28 1994-10-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0145 1994-05-23 1994-06-13 1994-06-17 1994-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0145 1994-03-10 1994-03-23 1994-03-29 1994-04-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0132 1993-12-02 1993-12-13 1993-12-17 1994-01-03 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0132 1993-09-15 1993-09-22 1993-09-28 1993-10-07 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0132 1993-05-20 1993-06-11 1993-06-17 1993-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0132 1993-03-11 1993-03-24 1993-03-30 1993-04-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0119 1992-12-03 1992-12-14 1992-12-18 1993-01-04 Unknown Regular Quarter

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Company Profile

WRB Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Financial

WR Berkley- (WRB)-operates in the property casualty insurance business primarily in the United States. It has five segments: Specialty, Regional, Alternative Markets, Reinsurance, and International. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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  • W.R. Berkley Corp. Reports On Q2 (WRB)

    W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) added to the flurry of Q2 reporting Monday afternoon, just surpassing analyst exceptions. The Connecticut-based insurance company reported Q2 earnings per share of 70 cents, just 2 cents above the average analyst estimate, while revenue for Q2 came in at $1.57 billion. This was also just above the analyst estimates of $1.56 billion, and a 10.96% increase from last year's same quarter. W.R. Berkley shares were up 36 cents, or 0.81%, at the end of trading on Monday. The stock has gained 14.6% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB)  have a dividend yield of 0.90% based on Monday's end of day trading price of $44.62 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 40 cents per share. W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • WR Berkley Profits Drop 76% (WRB)

    Shares of WR Berkley (WRB) are down 3% in early trading, after the insurance company reported fourth profits sank 76% to $40.3 million, compared with a profit of $184.1 million, or 97 cents a share, a year earlier. The company's net premiums earned slipped 11 percent to $1.04 billion. The insurer recorded realized investment losses of $108.8 million. Management said it is beginning to see selective rate increases in some lines of business, and does anticipate consequential improvement in the pricing environment by the end of 2009. The Bottom Line We have avoided shares of WRB since our early June coverage began, when the stock was trading at $26.58. The company has a .92% dividend yield, based on Friday's closing stock price of $26.00. The stock has technical support in the $15-18 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $29-31 price points. We would remain on the sidelines for now, but the name has been featured on our "Future Prospects" list before, and we are closely monitoring the stock's performance. WR Berkley Corporation (WRB) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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