Markel Company Profile (NYSE:MKL)

About Markel (NYSE:MKL)

Markel logoMarkel Corporation is a financial holding company serving a range of markets. The Company's principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. It monitors and reports its ongoing underwriting operations in three segments: U.S. Insurance, International Insurance and Reinsurance. The Company, through its subsidiary Markel Ventures, Inc. (Markel Ventures), owns interests in various industrial and service businesses that operate outside of the specialty insurance marketplace. The U.S. Insurance segment includes all direct business and facultative placements written by its insurance subsidiaries domiciled in the United States. The International Insurance segment includes all direct business and facultative placements written by its insurance subsidiaries domiciled outside of the United States, including its syndicate at Lloyd's of London (Lloyd's). The Reinsurance segment includes all treaty reinsurance written across the Company.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:MKL
  • CUSIP: 57053510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $13.49 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 13,943,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $966.51
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $935.71
  • 52 Week Range: $811.05 - $992.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 40.27
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 34.56
  • P/E Growth: 2.38
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.65 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.39
  • Book Value: $620.30 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.56
  • EBIDTA: $899.48 million
  • Net Margins: 8.12%
  • Return on Equity: 5.38%
  • Return on Assets: 1.73%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.30%
  • Current Ratio: 0.56%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.56%
  • Average Volume: 30,003 shs.
  • Beta: 0.91
  • Short Ratio: 6.28

Frequently Asked Questions for Markel (NYSE:MKL)

What is Markel's stock symbol?

Markel trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MKL."

How were Markel's earnings last quarter?

Markel Co. (NYSE:MKL) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 8th. The company reported $9.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $5.23 by $3.88. The business had revenue of $1.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.37 billion. Markel had a net margin of 8.12% and a return on equity of 5.38%. View Markel's Earnings History.

When will Markel make its next earnings announcement?

Markel is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Markel.

Where is Markel's stock going? Where will Markel's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Markel's stock. Their predictions range from $950.00 to $1,050.00. On average, they anticipate Markel's share price to reach $1,000.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Markel.

Who are some of Markel's key competitors?

Who owns Markel stock?

Markel's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.90%), BlackRock Inc. (5.97%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (4.56%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (4.00%), Akre Capital Management LLC (3.69%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (3.00%). Company insiders that own Markel stock include Alan I Kirshner, Anne G Waleski, Anthony F Markel, Bradley James Kiscaden, Darrell D Martin, F Michael Crowley, Nora N Crouch, Richard R Whitt III, Steven A Markel, Stewart M Kasen and Thomas Sinnickson Gayner. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Markel.

Who sold Markel stock? Who is selling Markel stock?

Markel's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd., Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC, Baillie Gifford & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nationwide Fund Advisors, Royce & Associates LP and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Markel stock in the last year include Anthony F Markel and Steven A Markel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Markel.

Who bought Markel stock? Who is buying Markel stock?

Markel's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Victory Capital Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Alta Capital Management LLC, Bares Capital Management Inc. and Swiss National Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Markel.

How do I buy Markel stock?

Shares of Markel can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Markel stock cost?

One share of Markel stock can currently be purchased for approximately $967.57.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Markel (NYSE:MKL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $1,000.00 (3.35% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/2/2017Boenning ScattergoodInitiated CoverageOutperform$1,050.00N/AView Rating Details
11/17/2016William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
8/4/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$920.00 -> $950.00N/AView Rating Details
8/7/2015Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$835.00 -> $900.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
Earnings by Quarter for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/8/2017Q416$5.23$9.11$1.37 billion$1.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/2/2016Q2$6.39$5.41$1.09 billion$1.36 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q4$7.21$14.14$1.34 billion$1.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q215$6.78$7.39$1.04 billion$1.36 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q2$6.28$6.72$1.05 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$5.88$13.39$1.08 billion$1.04 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$5.56$8.05$1.34 billion$1.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$5.54$5.30$1.08 billion$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$5.84$2.66$1.03 billion$1.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$5.76$6.25$1.11 billion$1.04 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2014Q413$5.77$6.95$1.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$6.09$4.67$1.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$5.76$2.24$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$5.32$9.50$787.46 million$819.86 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2013Q4 2012($2.81)$6.23$766.74 million$808.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$4.44$5.32$720.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$3.55$8.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$3.99$5.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2012$4.29$5.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2011$4.04$5.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.95$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$4.38$14.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $26.31
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $26.57
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$1.35$8.09$5.46
Q2 20173$5.59$6.73$6.26
Q3 20173$5.94$7.29$6.64
Q4 20173$7.59$8.28$7.96
Q1 20182$5.45$6.60$6.03
Q2 20183$5.37$6.64$6.20
Q3 20182$6.35$7.43$6.89
Q4 20183$7.35$7.59$7.45
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.65%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 75.10%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/23/2017Steven A MarkelVice ChairmanSell2,000$971.39$1,942,780.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017Nora N CrouchInsiderBuy10$948.88$9,488.80View SEC Filing  
11/30/2016Anthony F. MarkelVice ChairmanSell105$896.00$94,080.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Alan I KirshnerChairmanSell1,990$972.24$1,934,757.60View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Anne G WaleskiCFOSell746$965.51$720,270.46View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Richard R Whitt IIICEOSell200$962.82$192,564.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016F. Michael CrowleyPresidentSell2,000$949.93$1,899,860.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016Steven A MarkelVice ChairmanSell5,000$955.94$4,779,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Anthony F MarkelVice ChairmanSell95$961.00$91,295.00View SEC Filing  
4/19/2016Darrell D MartinDirectorSell364$920.00$334,880.00View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016Darrell D MartinDirectorSell533$920.00$490,360.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Darrell D MartinDirectorSell1,000$890.00$890,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2016Darrell D MartinDirectorSell1,000$870.00$870,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Bradley James KiscadenEVPSell350$847.16$296,506.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016F. Michael CrowleyPresidentSell994$841.05$836,003.70View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Stewart M KasenDirectorSell500$841.00$420,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Thomas Sinnickson GaynerCEOSell5,000$826.03$4,130,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Steven A MarkelVice ChairmanSell6,000$877.76$5,266,560.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014F. Michael CrowleyCOOSell500$655.44$327,720.00View SEC Filing  
12/31/2012Debora J WilsonDirectorBuy1,000$428.99$428,990.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
Latest Headlines for Markel (NYSE:MKL)
DateHeadline logoSplit Decision: The Pros and Cons of Splitting Shares - May 26 at 7:23 PM logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MKL-US : May 24, 2017 - May 24 at 10:43 AM logoFitch Affirms Markel Corporation; Outlook Stable - May 22 at 5:55 PM logoMarkel plans to establish German insurance company in Munich to support EU-27 ... - May 18 at 8:32 AM logoMarkel plans to establish German insurance company in Munich to support EU-27 growth strategy - May 18 at 8:32 AM logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 5:56 PM logo Analysts Set $1,020.00 Price Target for Markel Co. (MKL) - May 12 at 11:20 AM logoFavorable Press Coverage Unlikely to Impact Markel (MKL) Share Price - May 12 at 12:56 AM logo5 Things to Know About Markel from Its Annual Letter - May 10 at 1:40 PM logoMOVES-Markel International names new marine underwriter in Dubai - May 10 at 12:28 PM logoMOVES-Markel International, Berenberg, JLT Re - May 10 at 12:28 PM logoMOVES-Insurer Markel International Singapore names new marine underwriter - May 9 at 11:48 AM logoMarkel (MKL) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.28 - May 9 at 12:31 AM logoHouston bond co. scooped up by Virginia firm - Houston Business Journal - May 3 at 8:39 AM logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 5:32 PM logoHouston bond co. scooped up by Virginia firm - May 1 at 5:32 PM logoBrokers Set Expectations for Markel Co.'s Q3 2018 Earnings (MKL) - May 1 at 1:04 PM logoMarkel completes acquisition of SureTec Financial Corp. - May 1 at 12:36 PM logoResearch Analysts Offer Predictions for Markel Co.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (MKL) - May 1 at 8:58 AM logoAnalysts Offer Predictions for Markel Co.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (MKL) - May 1 at 7:55 AM logoMarkel (MKL) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - April 29 at 9:57 PM logoMarkel Co. (MKL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.46 Billion - April 29 at 10:30 AM logoMarkel Corp (MKL) Q1 Earnings and Revenues Miss Estimates - April 28 at 7:28 PM logoMarkel Corp. :MKL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : April 28, 2017 - April 28 at 7:28 PM logoQ2 2017 Earnings Forecast for Markel Co. (MKL) Issued By William Blair - April 28 at 9:38 AM logoEdited Transcript of MKL earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 1:30pm GMT - April 28 at 9:19 AM logoMarkel Offers a Deceptively Good Quarter - April 28 at 7:22 AM logoMarkel's (MKL) CEO Thomas Gayner on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - April 27 at 7:05 PM logoMarkel Co. (MKL) Expected to Announce Earnings of $6.43 Per Share - April 27 at 9:56 AM logoMarkel misses 1Q revenue forecasts - April 26 at 7:10 PM logoMarkel Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - April 26 at 6:43 PM logoMarkel (MKL) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of -0.16 - April 26 at 1:20 PM logoMarkel Co. (MKL) Forecasted to Earn Q1 2017 Earnings of $1.35 Per Share - April 26 at 8:43 AM logoMarkel Co. (MKL) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - April 25 at 3:38 PM logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MKL-US : April 25, 2017 - April 25 at 12:31 PM logoMarkel (MKL) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.18 - April 23 at 8:45 AM logoAnalysts Anticipate Markel Co. (MKL) to Announce $6.50 EPS - April 22 at 12:46 AM logoMOVES-Markel International Singapore names new marine liability underwriter - April 18 at 10:25 AM logoMarkel (MKL) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 17 at 11:23 AM logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MKL-US : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 8:37 AM logoMarkel names Glenn Mozingo Managing Director, Global Insurance Business Development and Corporate Account Executive - April 12 at 7:30 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Markel Co. (MKL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.44 Billion - April 7 at 9:05 PM logoOp-Ed: We have to do a better job of connecting the dots between students and jobs - April 7 at 6:32 PM logo3 Stocks We're Never Selling - April 7 at 11:11 AM logoWhy Is Markel (MKL) Up 3.7% Since the Last Earnings Report? - April 7 at 11:11 AM logo Brokerages Expect Markel Co. (MKL) to Post $6.50 Earnings Per Share - April 5 at 6:28 PM logo Brokerages Set $995.00 Target Price for Markel Co. (MKL) - April 4 at 10:27 PM logo3 Stocks We're Never Selling - April 4 at 12:47 PM logoMarkel Co. (MKL) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest - April 4 at 12:23 PM logoMarkel Trade Credit Team Comes to Canada - March 29 at 9:47 AM



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