Boston Partners lifted its stake in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 2.5% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,437,715 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 85,307 shares during the period. Boston Partners’ holdings in W. R. Berkley were worth $246,312,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of WRB. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C lifted its position in shares of W. R. Berkley by 33.2% during the second quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 3,564,878 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $246,583,000 after purchasing an additional 888,016 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of W. R. Berkley by 24.0% during the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,544,591 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $253,969,000 after purchasing an additional 685,045 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its position in shares of W. R. Berkley by 5,691.5% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 683,863 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $47,303,000 after purchasing an additional 672,055 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in shares of W. R. Berkley by 778.9% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 370,900 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $25,655,000 after purchasing an additional 328,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of W. R. Berkley during the third quarter worth about $12,288,000. 71.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several brokerages have recently commented on WRB. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a research report on Wednesday. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of W. R. Berkley from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on shares of W. R. Berkley in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Deutsche Bank increased their price objective on shares of W. R. Berkley from $65.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.38.

Shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (WRB) opened at $73.31 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $8,930.00, a PE ratio of 17.17, a P/E/G ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 0.84. W. R. Berkley Corp has a 12 month low of $62.00 and a 12 month high of $74.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a current ratio of 0.34.

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About W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company. It operates through two segments: Insurance and Reinsurance-Global. The Insurance segment consists of its commercial insurance business operations, comprising excess and surplus lines, and admitted lines, throughout the United States, as well as its insurance business operations in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, South America, Canada, Mexico, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB)

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