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These Fundamentals Make W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Truly Worth Looking At

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. WRB is a dependable dividend-paying company with a a strong track record of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on W. R. Berkley here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

Over the past year, WRB has grown its earnings by 11%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did WRB outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Insurance industry expansion, which generated a 1.5% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

NYSE:WRB Income Statement, May 7th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, WRB is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 2.3%.

NYSE:WRB Historical Dividend Yield, May 7th 2019

Next Steps:

For W. R. Berkley, I've put together three pertinent factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for WRB’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for WRB’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are WRB’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of WRB? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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