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W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 20, 2012

W.R. Berkley Corporation ( WRB ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 20, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $1 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased WRB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1011.11% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $39.5, the dividend yield is 30.38%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WRB was $39.5, representing a -2.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.39 and a 19.81% increase over the 52 week low of $32.97.

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 14.26%, compared to an industry average of 5.5%.

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 16.59% 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.


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

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