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How to buy WRBerkley stock
Learn how to easily invest in WRBerkley stock.
W. R. Berkley Corp is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. WRBerkley shares (WRB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WRBerkley employs 7,681 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $10.4 billion.
How to buy shares in WRBerkley
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – WRB – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- WRB shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is WRB stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is WRB suitable for ethical investing?
- Are WRB shares over-valued?
- WRBerkley's financials
- How volatile are WRB shares?
- Does WRBerkley pay a dividend?
- Have WRB shares ever split?
- Other common questions
WRBerkley stock price (NYSE: WRB)Use our graph to track the performance of WRB stocks over time.
WRBerkley shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$68.16|
|52-week range||$46.99 - $71.55|
|50-day moving average||$64.96|
|200-day moving average||$63.56|
|Wall St. target price||$77.55|
|Dividend yield||$0.363 (0.63%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.75|
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WRBerkley price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-26)||10.72%|
|1 month (2022-09-01)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-04-05)||2.62%|
|1 year (2021-10-05)||-9.45%|
|2 years (2020-10-05)||9.86%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||72.41|
|5 years (2017-10-05)||0.63%|
Is WRBerkley stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing WRBerkley stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WRBerkley's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
WRBerkley's P/E ratio
WRBerkley's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, WRBerkley shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
WRBerkley's PEG ratio
WRBerkley's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4013. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into WRBerkley's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
WRBerkley's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a WRBerkley's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$10.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.47%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.33%|
|Market capitalisation||$16.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
WRBerkley's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like WRBerkley.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
WRBerkley's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.42
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and WRBerkley's overall score of 35.42 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 54th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like WRBerkley is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
WRBerkley's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.33/100
WRBerkley's environmental score of 9.33 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WRBerkley is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
WRBerkley's social score
Social score: 18.91/100
WRBerkley's social score of 18.91 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WRBerkley is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
WRBerkley's governance score
Governance score: 20.18/100
WRBerkley's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that WRBerkley is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
WRBerkley's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. WRBerkley scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that WRBerkley has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||35.42|
|Total ESG percentile||54.16|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||1|
WRBerkley share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 37.22% of net profits
Recently WRBerkley has paid out, on average, around 37.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WRBerkley shareholders could enjoy a 0.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WRBerkley's case, that would currently equate to about $0.363 per share.
While WRBerkley's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that WRBerkley may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
WRBerkley's most recent dividend payout was on 2 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have WRBerkley's shares ever split?
WRBerkley's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 23 March 2022. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WRBerkley shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for WRBerkley shares which in turn could have impacted WRBerkley's share price.
WRBerkley share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, WRBerkley's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.9895 up to $71.5459. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while WRBerkley's is 0.6201. This would suggest that WRBerkley's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as a commercial lines writer in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. The Insurance segment underwrites commercial insurance business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and general and professional liability lines. It also provides workers' compensation insurance products; accident and health insurance and reinsurance products; insurance for commercial risks; specialty environmental products for contractors, consultants, and property owners and facilities operators; specialized insurance coverages for fine arts and jewelry exposures; umbrella and excess liability coverage products; and liquor liability and inland marine coverage for small to medium-sized insureds. In addition, this segment offers directors and officers, and surety risk products, as well as products for technology, and life sciences and travel industries; cyber risk solutions; casualty, group life, and crime and fidelity related insurance products; personal lines insurance solutions, including home, condo/co-op, auto, and collectibles; automobile, law enforcement, public officials and educator's legal, and employment practices liability, as well as incidental medical insurance products; and at-risk and alternative risk insurance program management services.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of WRBerkley is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 23.838% of WRBerkley shares are held by insiders and 70.911% by institutions. How many people work for WRBerkley?
Latest data suggests 7,681 work at WRBerkley. When does the fiscal year end for WRBerkley?
WRBerkley's fiscal year ends in December. Where is WRBerkley based?
WRBerkley's address is: 475 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT, United States, 06830 What is WRBerkley's ISIN number?
WRBerkley's international securities identification number is: US0844231029 What is WRBerkley's CUSIP number?
WRBerkley's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 084423102
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