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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)?

The company in question is, W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) currently with a stock price of 58.48 (0.86% today). The market cap for W.R. Berkley Corporation is 7117.62, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for W.R. Berkley Corporation is 56.65. Currently W.R. Berkley Corporation is trading with a P/E of 15.21, and a forward P/E of 16.9. Average volume for W.R. Berkley Corporation is 363.73 and so far today it is 58506.

Performance in the last year for W.R. Berkley Corporation has been 7.98%. For EPS growth, W.R. Berkley Corporation has seen a growth of -20.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 0.68%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.10% over the last five years and could be 3.84% for the next five years. W.R. Berkley Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -10.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.39%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.37%.

Since the IPO date for W.R. Berkley Corporation on the 09/07/1984, W.R. Berkley Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 7.57%. With W.R. Berkley Corporation trading at 58.48, the dividend yield is 0.90%, and the EPS is 3.81.

So could W.R. Berkley Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.21. The PEG is 3.97, P/S is 0.96 and the P/B is at 1.45. The P/cash is 7.5, with P/free cash flow at 14.04.

W.R. Berkley Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.52, and total debt/equity at 0.52.

In terms of margins, W.R. Berkley Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 11.30% and a profit margin of 6.60%.Payout ratio for W.R. Berkley Corporation is 12.00%. Return on assets come to 2.20% with return on investment coming to 9.40%.

Insider ownership for W.R. Berkley Corporation, is at 5.00% and institutional ownership comes to 73.20%. Outstanding shares are at 122.76. While shares float is 94.78. The float short is currently 5.36%, and short ratio is 13.96.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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