Last $41.39 USD
Change Today -0.03 / -0.07%
Volume 274.9K
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wr berkley corp (WRB) Snapshot

Open
$41.43
Previous Close
$41.42
Day High
$41.70
Day Low
$41.33
52 Week High
04/23/13 - $45.06
52 Week Low
02/3/14 - $37.82
Market Cap
5.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
358.1K
EPS TTM
$2.94
Shares Outstanding
127.7M
EX-Date
03/17/14
P/E TM
14.1x
Dividend
$0.40
Dividend Yield
0.97%
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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 associated with specialty lines of business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and professional liability lines. It also provides 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; insurance products, analytical tools, and risk management services, such as loss control and claims management that enable clients to select their risk tolerance and manage it appropriately; and services comprising claims, administrative, and consulting services. This segment specializes in insuring, reinsuring, and administering self-insurance programs and other alternative risk transfer mechanisms for clients, such as commercial and governmental entity employers, employer groups, insurers, and other groups or entities seeking ways to manage their exposure to risks. 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. 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 40 countries. W. R. Berkley Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

7,247 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/28/14
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, Principal Accounting...
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 Announces Executive Changes

W. R. Berkley Corporation announced that Susan N. Grady has been named president of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group (BMAG). The appointment is effective immediately. Ms. Grady succeeds Kevin W. Nattrass, who will assume the position of chairman during the transition and will continue to work with W. R. Berkley Corporation's regional operating units thereafter. Ms. Grady most recently served as chief underwriting officer for Acadia Insurance Group, having joined W. R. Berkley Corporation in 2001.

W.R. Berkley Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on April 1, 2014

W. R. Berkley Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 10 cents per share to be paid on April 1, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 19, 2014.

W. R. Berkley Corporation Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2013

W. R. Berkley Corporation reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. For the quarter, the company reported net income to common share holders of $130.4 million or $0.93 diluted income per share on total revenues of $1,697 million compared to net income to common share holders of $165.5 million or $1.17 diluted income per share on total revenues of $1,608.6 million for the corresponding period last year. Income before income taxes was $181.7 million against $232.5 million of prior year period. Net premiums earned were $1,383 million against $1,234 million of prior year period. Book value per share was $32.79 against $31.66 of prior year period. Cash flow from operations was $193.1 million against $222.1 million of prior year period. For the year ended, the company reported net income to common share holders of $500 million or $3.55 diluted income per share on total revenues of $6,408.5 million compared to net income to common share holders of $511 million or $3.56 diluted income per share on total revenues of $5,823.6 million for the corresponding period last year. Income before income taxes was $699 million against $701.9 million of prior year period. Net premiums earned were $5,226 million against $4,674 million of prior year period. Cash flow from operations was $820 million against $675.5 million of prior year period.

 

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