W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 07, 2013

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W.R. Berkley Corporation ( WRB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WRB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.11% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $40.2, the dividend yield is 1%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WRB was $40.2, representing a -11.82% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.59 and a 11.42% increase over the 52 week low of $36.08.

WRB is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ). WRB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.47. Zacks Investment Research reports WRB's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.73%, compared to an industry average of 15.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WRB Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to WRB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WRB as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio ETF ( KBWP )
  • SPDR S&P Mortgage Finance ETF ( KME )
  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
  • PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders Portfolio ( PDP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWP with an increase of 16.33% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WRB at 4.72%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AIG , KBWP , KIE , KME , PDP , TRV , WRB

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