Last $51.51 USD
Change Today -0.04 / -0.08%
Volume 242.3K
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wr berkley corp (WRB) Snapshot

Open
$51.74
Previous Close
$51.55
Day High
$51.90
Day Low
$51.46
52 Week High
12/8/14 - $53.08
52 Week Low
02/3/14 - $37.08
Market Cap
6.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
646.7K
EPS TTM
$3.72
Shares Outstanding
126.9M
EX-Date
12/16/14
P/E TM
13.8x
Dividend
$0.44
Dividend Yield
2.78%
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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 Declares Special Cash Dividend Payable on December 30, 2014

W. R. Berkley Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend on its common stock of $1.00 per share. The special dividend will be paid on December 30, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 18, 2014. The special dividend is in addition to the previously announced regular quarterly cash dividend of 11 cents per share to be paid on December 18, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 2, 2014.

W.R. Berkley Seeks Acquisitions

W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has filed a Shelf Registration. W.R. Berkley said, "We will use the net proceeds from the sale of offered securities for working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, stock repurchases and other general corporate purposes."

W. R. Berkley Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Stock, Payable on December 18, 2014

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 December 18, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 2, 2014.

 

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