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%.