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W. R. Berkley

$67.11

-1.03 (-1.51%)

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W. R. Berkley raises share repurchase authorization back to 10M shares

The Board of Directors has increased the company's share repurchase authorization back to its previous level of 10M shares of common stock. The 10M share repurchase authorization represents approximately 8% of the company's shares outstanding at June 30.

WRB W. R. Berkley
$67.11

-1.03 (-1.51%)

11/15/16
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DOWNGRADE
Target $60
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Neutral
W. R. Berkley downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman analyst Michael Nannizzi downgraded W. R. Berkley to Neutral and lowered its price target to $60 from $64. The analyst said W. R. Berkley lacks near-term catalysts and the build out of its high-net-worth platform will likely to be negatively impact earnings and capital that would otherwise be available for buybacks.
01/17/17
MACQ
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UPGRADE
MACQ
Outperform
W. R. Berkley upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Amit Kumar upgraded W. R. Berkley two notches to Outperform from Underperform with a $77 price target given a more positive commercial outlook. Kumar expects the company to benefit from Trump's focus on business, a lower corporate tax rate as well as the "trickledown" effect of premium growth.
03/02/17
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INITIATION
BOSC
Neutral
W. R. Berkley initiated with a Neutral at Boenning & Scattergood
Boenning & Scattergood analyst Robert Farnam initiated W. R. Berkley with a Neutral saying shares are fairly valued.

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