BofA Merrill Gives W.R. Berkley (WRB) a Lower Rating. Drops its Neutral Rating

June 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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W.R. Berkley (WRB) Receives a Downgrade

Shares of EU-listed W.R. Berkley (WRB) Have been downgraded by professional analysts at BofA Merrill. BofA Merrill downgraded their rating for the $9.16B market cap company to a Underperform from their previous Neutral rating.

The stock decreased 1.47% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $75.28. About 418,821 shares traded or 11.15% up from the average. W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) has risen 13.74% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.17% the S&P500.

Analysts await W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.81 earnings per share, up 24.62 % or $0.16 from last year’s $0.65 per share. WRB’s profit will be $98.55M for 23.23 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by W. R. Berkley Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.00 % negative EPS growth.

W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as commercial lines writer in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $9.16 billion. It operates through two divisions, Insurance and Reinsurance. It has a 17.67 P/E ratio. The Insurance segment underwrites insurance business, including premises operations, commercial automobile, property, products liability, and professional liability lines.

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