News about <![CDATA[WRB]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[UPDATE: WR Berkley Downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Valuation]]> In a report released Thursday, Deutsche Bank analyst Joshua Shanker downgrades WR Berkley (NYSE: WRB) from Hold to Sell, lowering price target from $42 to $36.50.

The analyst comments, "We believe there are a number of headwinds/negative catalysts facing W.R. Berkley, which could act as triggers depressing the stock's

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For January 28, 2014]]> Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $35.17 billion.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) is projected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion.

Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE: APD)

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<![CDATA[Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Friday, November 29 (NVE, BLK, More)]]> <![CDATA[Market Primer: Monday, October 21: Delayed Payrolls Data Ignites Taper Talk]]> Several US reporting agencies were unable to release data last week due to the US government shutdown. Now, as the reopened government catches up a spate of data is expected to hit the markets this week. The most anticipated figures are nonfarm payrolls, which are due out on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Benzinga Weekly Preview: Earnings Season Continues, Delayed US Data To Hit Markets]]> With the US government back up and running, a spate of delayed data is expected to hit markets next week. The most anticipated report will be non-farm payrolls, due out on Tuesday. Investors will be looking to US data for a clearer picture of the nation’s economic health and clues

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<![CDATA[W.R. Berkley Corp. Reports On Q2 (WRB)]]> <![CDATA[Netflix, TI earnings on deck after hours]]> <![CDATA[US Stock Futures Up; Existing Home Sales Data, Earnings In Focus]]> US stock futures are slightly higher this morning, as investors are awaiting existing home sales data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 11 points to 15,517.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 2.20 points to 1,691.70. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 7.25 points to 3,048.00.

US stocks closed mostly lower

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For July 22, 2013]]> Gannett Co (NYSE: GCI) is estimated to report its Q2 earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $7.25 billion.

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is expected to

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Bank of America Upgrades W.R. Berkley to Buy on Overblown Concerns]]> In a report published Thursday, Bank of America analyst Jay A. Cohen upgraded the rating on W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) from Neutral to Buy, and reiterated the $46.00 price target.

In the report, Bank of America noted, “We are upgrading WRB to Buy from Neutral. The shares have

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Upgrades]]> Analysts at Bank of America upgraded W.R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) from “neutral” to “buy.” The target price for W.R. Berkley is set to $46. W.R. Berkley's stock closed at $40.20 yesterday.

Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) from “hold” to “buy.” The target price

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<![CDATA[Stocks Increasing Dividends for the End of May]]> MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) announced a 14% dividend increase over the previous quarter's dividend.

NetApp (NTAP) initiated a dividend of $0.15 a share.

Clorox (CLX) raised its dividend by 10.9%.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) announced a quarterly dividend increase of $0.13 a share to to $0.26 a share, a 100% increase.

American States Water Co. approved a dividend increase of 5 cents a share, or 14%.

W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) announced an increase of the dividend to an annual rate of 40 cents per share, an 11% increase.

Bristow Group Inc. (BRS), announced it has approved a 25% increase in the company's dividend, for a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp: (WAB) approved a two-for-one stock split and a 60% dividend increase.

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