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Consensus Ratings for Markel (NYSE:MKL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating(s), 1 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $900.00 (1.17% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
4/14/2016William BlairUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
8/7/2015RBC CapitalDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$835.00 -> $900.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/8/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$675.00 -> $750.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 6/28/2014 forward)
Earnings History for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
8/4/2016        
5/3/2016Q1$6.79$11.15$1.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/10/2016Q4$7.21$14.14$1.34 billion$1.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/5/2015Q215$6.26$7.39$1.31 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/5/2015Q2$6.28$6.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/7/2015Q115$5.88$13.16$1.31 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/12/2015Q414$5.70$7.18$1.34 billion$1.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/5/2014Q314$5.37$5.30$1.29 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/6/2014Q214$5.79$2.66$1.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/7/2014Q114$5.72$6.25$1.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/10/2014Q413$5.77$6.95$1.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/6/2013Q313$6.09$4.67$1.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/7/2013Q2 2013$5.76$2.24$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/30/2013Q1 2013$5.32$9.50$787.46 million$819.86 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/4/2013Q4 2012($2.81)$6.23$766.74 million$808.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/8/2012Q312$4.44$5.32$720.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/8/2012$3.55$8.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/9/2012$3.99$5.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/1/2012$4.29$5.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/7/2011$4.04$5.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/5/2011$1.95$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/2/2011$4.38$14.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
Earnings Estimates for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$6.07$6.07$6.07
Q2 20161$6.56$6.56$6.56
Q3 20162$6.68$7.40$7.04
Q4 20161$7.92$7.92$7.92
Q1 20172$7.03$7.61$7.32
Q2 20172$4.34$7.35$5.85
Q3 20172$8.26$8.34$8.30
Q4 20172$8.52$10.03$9.28
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
Dividend History for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trading History for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
5/20/2016Alan I KirshnerChairmanSell1,990$972.24$1,934,757.60View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/19/2016Anne G WaleskiCFOSell746$965.51$720,270.46View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/19/2016Richard R Whitt IIICEOSell200$962.82$192,564.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/18/2016F. Michael CrowleyPresidentSell2,000$949.93$1,899,860.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/16/2016Steven A MarkelVice ChairmanSell5,000$955.94$4,779,700.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/10/2016Anthony F MarkelVice ChairmanSell95$961.00$91,295.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/19/2016Darrell D MartinDirectorSell364$920.00$334,880.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/14/2016Darrell D MartinDirectorSell533$920.00$490,360.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/11/2016Darrell D MartinDirectorSell1,000$890.00$890,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/25/2016Darrell D MartinDirectorSell1,000$870.00$870,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/24/2016Bradley James KiscadenEVPSell350$847.16$296,506.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/17/2016F. Michael CrowleyPresidentSell994$841.05$836,003.70View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/17/2016Stewart M KasenDirectorSell500$841.00$420,500.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/16/2016Thomas Sinnickson GaynerCEOSell5,000$826.03$4,130,150.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/18/2015Steven A MarkelVice ChairmanSell6,000$877.76$5,266,560.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/3/2014F. Michael CrowleyCOOSell500$655.44$327,720.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/31/2012Debora J WilsonDirectorBuy1,000$428.99$428,990.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
Latest Headlines for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
DateHeadline
06/27/16 09:30 AMMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Shorted Shares Decreased By 4.49% - Press Telegraph
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06/22/16 09:53 AMMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Current Analyst Ratings - Fiscal Standard
06/22/16 08:02 AMMarkel (MKL) Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? -
06/19/16 04:40 PMThis Weeks Broker Views For Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) - Fiscal Standard
06/17/16 07:57 AMMercury General & Units Receive Rating Action from A.M. Best - Nasdaq
06/15/16 05:10 PMFitch Affirms Markel Corporation's Ratings; Outlook Stable
06/14/16 07:38 AMMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MKL-US : June 14, 2016 -
06/10/16 08:03 AMThe C-Suite Speaks: Strategic Directions -
06/07/16 05:25 PMAlphabet (aka Google): A Case Study in Spotting Value Creation - Nasdaq
06/07/16 05:25 PMStephen Leeret joins Markel Specialty as head of its programs business - PR Newswire (press release)
06/07/16 02:29 PMStephen Leeret joins Markel Specialty as head of its programs business - [PR Newswire] - RICHMOND, Va., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Specialty, a division of Markel Corporation (MKL), announced today that Stephen Leeret has joined the company and will be leading its delegated authority programs business. Leeret, an insurance executive with 26 years of experience, was previously employed by Lexington Insurance Company, an AIG company. Matt Parker, President of Markel Specialty, stated, "We are happy to welcome Steve to our team.
06/07/16 09:52 AMAlphabet (aka Google): A Case Study in Spotting Value Creation -
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06/06/16 12:25 PMSome Thoughts on Markel -
06/03/16 05:39 PMAtlanta Capital Management Co LLC Decreased Stake in Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) by $8.41 Million as Shares Rose - CCH Daily News
06/02/16 08:03 AMBuy, Sell Or Hold Rating For Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)? - Share Trading News - Buy, Sell Or Hold Rating For Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)?Share Trading NewsMarkel Corporation has a 50 day moving average of 936.39 and a 200 day moving average of 889.33. The stock's market capitalization is 13.46B, it has a 52-week low of 772.40 and a 52-week high of 989.18. The share price of the company (NYSE:MKL) was ...Recently Changed Price Targets On Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)Risers & Fallersall 2 news articles »
06/01/16 11:15 AMAppointment of Experienced Actuary - [at noodls] - May 12, 2016 MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd. Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd. ("Markel CATCo") is pleased to announce the strengthening of its actuarial capability ...
06/01/16 08:05 AMMarkel : Reports First Quarter 2016 Results - RICHMOND, Va., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $589.86 at March 31, 2016, up 5% from $561.23 at December 31, 2015. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $397.0 million for ...
05/29/16 04:28 PMMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Short Interest Increased By 9.11% - HNN - Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Short Interest Increased By 9.11%HNNThe stock of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) registered an increase of 9.11% in short interest. MKL's total short interest was 158,100 shares in May as published by FINRA. Its up 9.11% from 144,900 shares, reported previously. With 39,600 shares average ...and more »
05/28/16 03:11 AMFrontier Investment Mgmt Company Decreased Stake in Markel Corp Hldg Co (NYSE:MKL) by $4.98 Million as Shares ... - CCH Daily News - Frontier Investment Mgmt Company Decreased Stake in Markel Corp Hldg Co (NYSE:MKL) by $4.98 Million as Shares ...CCH Daily NewsFrontier Investment Mgmt Company decreased its stake in Markel Corp Hldg Co (NYSE:MKL) by 26.95% based on its latest 2016Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Frontier Investment Mgmt Company sold 5,602 shares as the company's stock rose 2.90% with ...
05/28/16 03:00 AMEaton Vance's Highest Performance Mutual Funds in the Last 10 Years (EISMX, EV) -
05/26/16 07:32 AMIncreased Earnings Estimates Seen for Markel (MKL): Can It Move Higher? -
05/25/16 09:39 PMStock Rating Review for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) - Wall Street Hints and News - Stock Rating Review for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)Wall Street Hints and NewsInvestors may choose to follow the views of professional Wall Street analysts that regularly track the company. Covering equity analysts presently have a consensus stock rating of 2.33 on shares of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Covering analysts will ...and more »
05/25/16 07:45 AMMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Short Interest Decreased By 2.88% - Wall Street Hints and News - Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Short Interest Decreased By 2.88%Wall Street Hints and NewsThe stock of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) registered a decrease of 2.88% in short interest. MKL's total short interest was 144,900 shares in May as published by FINRA. Its down 2.88% from 149,200 shares, reported previously. With 30,900 shares average ...Bessemer Group INC Decreased Stake in Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) by $22.38 Million as Shares RoseCCH Daily NewsMarkel Corporation Common Stock (MKL) Hits 52-Week HighFinance Dailyall 3 news articles »
05/23/16 04:37 PMInsider Activity – Markel Corporation Common Stock (NYSE:MKL) - Markel Corporation Common Stock (NYSE:MKL) has been the object of insider selling activity recently. Yesterday Executive Chairman Alan I. Kirshner disclosed the sale of 1,990 shares of (MKL). The shares were sold on May 20th for an average price of $972.24.
05/23/16 04:21 PMETF’s with exposure to Markel Corp. : May 23, 2016 -
05/22/16 06:55 PMMOVES-Markel International appoints James Leach managing director - May 23 (Reuters) - Markel International Ltd, a unit of Markel Corp, appointed James Leach managing director of its newly consolidated accident and health and contingency business.
05/21/16 07:54 AMCrowley F. Michael, President of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) sells 2,000 shares - According to Markel Corporation's most recent Form 4 filing with the SEC dated May 19 04:32 PM, company President, Crowley F. Michael disclosed selling 2,000 shares at a cost of $949.93. At the time of this transaction (May 18), this trade was worth $ ...
05/19/16 03:32 PMMARKEL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits -
05/18/16 04:33 PMBaillie Gifford & Company Decreased Stake in Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) by $48.29 Million as Shares Rose - CCH Daily News - Baillie Gifford & Company Decreased Stake in Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) by $48.29 Million as Shares RoseCCH Daily NewsBaillie Gifford & Company decreased its stake in Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) by 5.38% based on its latest 2016Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baillie Gifford & Company sold 54,197 shares as the company's stock rose 2.90% with the market. The ...and more »
05/17/16 02:13 PMValue Investing-Oriented Markel Corp’s Top Stock Picks -
05/12/16 10:03 PMMarkel Corporation Common Stock (MKL) Investment Up in Latest Report from Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking Corp - Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking Corp says it raised its position in Markel Corporation Common Stock by 9.1% as reported in a filing on 05/12/2016. Its investment stood at $103,551,000 an increase of 10.1% as of the end of the quarter. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust ...
05/12/16 04:55 PMInsiders Are Selling – Markel Corporation Common Stock (NYSE:MKL) - There has been some selling insider activity on Markel Corporation Common Stock recently. Anthony F. Markel, Vice Chairman let go of $91,295 worth of shares at an average price of $961.00 on Tue the 10th. That brings the Vice Chairman’s holdings to $ ...
05/12/16 02:04 PMETF’s with exposure to Markel Corp. : May 12, 2016 -
05/11/16 08:54 AMMarkel Corp. :MKL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers -
05/10/16 11:38 PMExecutive Changes - [at noodls] - Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd (the "Company"). Executive changes at Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd. To: SFM, London Stock Exchange and 10 ...
05/10/16 11:07 AMBRIEF-Markel issuing $100 mln of 5% senior notes due 2046 - SEC filing - * On May 5, executed an underwriting agreement and related pricing agreement - SEC filing
05/10/16 09:56 AMMARKEL CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits -
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05/05/16 10:16 AMBRIEF-Markel files for potential senior notes offering size not disclosed - * Files for potential senior notes offering; size not disclosed - sec filing Source text :http://1.usa.gov/1TLozvV Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom; +1 646 223 8780)
05/04/16 03:57 PMMarkel Corporation Starts the Year Strong -
05/04/16 01:07 PMEdited Transcript of MKL earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-16 1:30pm GMT -
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05/04/16 03:09 AMStock is up at $918.99 Markel Reports First Quarter 2016… - Markel Corporation Common Stock (NYSE:MKL): Markel Reports First Quarter 2016 Results. The company is up from yesterday’s close of $911.06. Shares of the company are trading at $918.99 a tad higher than $895.85, the 50 day moving average and which is ...
05/03/16 03:52 PMMARKEL CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report -
About Markel

Markel logoMarkel Corporation is a financial holding company serving variety of markets. The Company markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. The Company also owns interests in various industrial and service businesses that operate outside of the specialty insurance marketplace. The Company operates in three segments: U.S. Insurance, International Insurance and Reinsurance. The U.S. Insurance segment includes all direct business and facultative placements written by the Company's insurance subsidiaries domiciled in the United States. The International Insurance segment includes all direct business and facultative placements written by the Company's insurance subsidiaries domiciled outside of the United States, including the Company's syndicate at Lloyd's. The Reinsurance segment includes all treaty reinsurance written across the Company. In the United States, it writes business in the excess and surplus lines (E&S) and specialty admitted insurance and reinsurance markets.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MKL
  • CUSIP: 57053510
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $910.65
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $950.47
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $893.84
  • P/E Ratio: 23.11
  • P/E Growth: 2.74
  • Market Cap: $12.72B
  • Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate: $31.50 EPS
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Markel (NYSE:MKL) Chart for Tuesday, June, 28, 2016


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