W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 30, 2012

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W.R. Berkley Corporation ( WRB ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 30, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share scheduled for December 20, 2012. Shareholders who purchased WRB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WRB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $39.54, the dividend yield is .91%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WRB was $39.54, representing a -1.76% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.25 and a 21.44% increase over the 52 week low of $32.56.

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 $3.23. Zacks Investment Research reports WRB's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 16.94%, compared to an industry average of 5.3%.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWP with an increase of 16.56% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WRB at 4.64%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: AIG , ETF , KBWP , TRV , WRB

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