W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) shares have noticed a steady move higher, reaching $62.04 after a recent check. This push has investors and analysts taking another look at the stock. Owners of the stock are looking at a Return on Investment (ROI) of 9.40%. Return on Investment is a measurement used to calculate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of different investments. ROI is calculated by dividing the benefit, or return, of an investment by the cost of the investment.
Recent Performance, Previous Highs/Lows
Let’s look at how the stock has been performing recently. Up to and including the current high, this year, W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)‘s stock has moved 16.12%. The performance for the past week was 3.14%. This past month, W. R. Berkley Corporation’s stock is trading 9.29%, 8.64% over the last quarter, 11.89% for the past half-year and 14.47% for the past year.
In comparing current levels to the 50 day averages, W. R. Berkley Corporation’s stock is 0.75% away from the recent high and 12.67% from the 50-day low.
EPS and Recommendations
Earnings Per Share (EPS), the portion of a company’s profit distributed to each outstanding common share, is a helpful indicator of a company’s profitability. EPS is usually considered to be the most important variable in determining a share’s price. W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB)’s EPS growth this year is -20.30% and their trailing 12-month EPS is $4.34. Analysts are estimating the firms growth for next year to be -0.49%. Analysts on a consensus basis, on a numerical scale 1-5 scale, have an average recommendation of 3.30.
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