Dividend Growth of W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB) is having a Dividend Yield of 0.74% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.51. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.13. W.R. Berkley Corporation has a 5 year average dividend yield of 0.9% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.52. W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 9, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.13. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.52. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 0.74%. W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.15 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.14. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.01. The 5 year historical dividend growth of W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB) is at the rate of 9.96% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.96. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) rose 1.14% or 0.8 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $70 the stock was seen hitting $70.89 as a peak level and $69.88 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $70.76. The daily volume was measured at 563,979 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $70.89 and the 52-week low is $51.03. The company has a market cap of $8,576 million. Shares of W. R. Berkley Corporation rose by 3.63% in the last five trading days and 5.34% for the last 4 weeks. W. R. Berkley Corporation is up 20.31% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 6.39%.

Currently the company Insiders own 22.6% of W.R. Berkley Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 71.79% of W.R. Berkley Corporation shares. Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.W. R. Berkley Corp was Upgraded by Macquarie to Outperform on Jan 17, 2017.

W. R. Berkley Corp Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 31, 2017. The company reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $0.81. The company had revenue of $1971.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1610.72 million. The companys revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.85 EPS.

W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company, which through its subsidiaries, operates in all segments of the property casualty insurance business: regional property casualty insurance; reinsurance; specialty lines of insurance; alternative markets; and international. The companys regional insurance operations are conducted primarily in the Midwestern, Southern and Northeastern sections of the United States. Reinsurance, specialty insurance and alternative markets operations are conducted nationwide.

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