NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

W.R. Berkley Corporation

(NYSE:

WRB

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $33.08, above its previous 52-week high of $33.06 with 250,272 shares traded as of 12:12 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 783,300 shares over the past 30 days.

W.R. Berkley has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

W.R. Berkley Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in the property casualty insurance business in the United States and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Specialty, Regional, Alternative Markets, Reinsurance, and International. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates W.R. Berkley as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

W.R. Berkley Ratings Report

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