Markel Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:MKL)

About Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

Markel Corporation 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: $14.86352 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 13,911,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $1,056.48
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $1,009.25
  • 52 Week Range: $811.05 - $1,105.23
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 36.72
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 37.13
  • P/E Growth: 13.19
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.75 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.57
  • Book Value: $643.37 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.65
  • EBITDA: $948.88 million
  • Net Margins: 7.58%
  • Return on Equity: 4.81%
  • Return on Assets: 1.57%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.28%
  • Current Ratio: 0.55%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.55%
  • Average Volume: 26,659 shs.
  • Beta: 1.03
  • Short Ratio: 5.2

Frequently Asked Questions for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

What is Markel Corporation's stock symbol?

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

How were Markel Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $9.94 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $6.27 by $3.67. The company earned $1.46 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.46 billion. Markel Corporation had a return on equity of 4.81% and a net margin of 7.58%. View Markel Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Markel Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Markel Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Markel Corporation.

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

3 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Markel Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $1,050.00 to $1,050.00. On average, they anticipate Markel Corporation's share price to reach $1,050.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Markel Corporation.

Who are some of Markel Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Markel Corporation's key executives?

Markel Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Alan I. Kirshner, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Thomas S. Gayner, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Richard Reeves Whitt III, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • F. Michael Crowley, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Steven Andrew Markel, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Anne G. Waleski, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Vice President
  • Bradley J. Kiscaden, Executive Vice President, Chief Actuarial Officer
  • Britton L. Glisson, Chief Administrative Officer, President - Global Insurance
  • Anthony F. Markel, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Stewart Michael Kasen, Lead Independent Director

How do I buy Markel Corporation stock?

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

What is Markel Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Markel Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1,061.92.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Markel Corporation (NYSE MKL)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  76 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  105 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  181
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Markel Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $1,050.00 (1.12% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Price Target History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/3/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$1,050.00LowView Rating Details
7/26/2017Boenning ScattergoodSet Price TargetBuy$1,050.00MediumView 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
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Earnings by Quarter for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Markel Corporation (NYSE MKL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2017$6.69N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$6.27$9.94$1.46 billion$1.46 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $18.19
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $26.87
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$1.35$8.09$5.46
Q2 20173$5.59$6.73$6.26
Q3 20173($18.23)$7.29($1.55)
Q4 20173$7.83$8.28$8.02
Q1 20183$5.45$8.09$6.71
Q2 20183$5.37$6.64$6.10
Q3 20183$6.04$7.43$6.61
Q4 20183$7.35$7.58$7.45
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.53%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.47%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/12/2017Steven A MarkelVice ChairmanSell200$1,082.68$216,536.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2017Alan I KirshnerInsiderSell100$1,077.70$107,770.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2017Steven A MarkelVice ChairmanSell200$1,065.64$213,128.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2017Richard R Whitt IIICEOSell100$1,050.20$105,020.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2017Richard R Whitt IIICEOSell600$1,045.93$627,558.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017Richard R Whitt IIICEOSell100$1,050.00$105,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2017F. Michael CrowleyVice ChairmanSell302$1,047.20$316,254.40View SEC Filing  
8/14/2017Richard R Whitt IIICEOSell100$1,045.10$104,510.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2017Richard R Whitt IIICEOSell100$1,061.10$106,110.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2017Alan I KirshnerInsiderSell100$1,054.03$105,403.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2017Bradley James KiscadenEVPSell350$1,074.56$376,096.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2017Richard R Whitt IIICEOSell100$1,085.31$108,531.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2017Steven A MarkelVice ChairmanSell3,875$1,074.48$4,163,610.00View SEC Filing  
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 Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Latest Headlines for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
DateHeadline logoResearch Analysts Offer Predictions for Markel Corporation's Q3 2017 Earnings (MKL) - October 19 at 7:54 AM logo$1.49 Billion in Sales Expected for Markel Corporation (MKL) This Quarter - October 17 at 10:04 AM logoSteven A. Markel Sells 200 Shares of Markel Corporation (MKL) Stock - October 16 at 7:40 PM logoMarkel Corporation Expected to Earn FY2019 Earnings of $28.50 Per Share (MKL) - October 13 at 3:26 PM logoMarkel Projects $503M Q3 Cat Loss from Hurricanes, Tremors ... - Nasdaq - October 13 at 6:55 AM logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Sees Q3 Catastrophe Losses of $503M - October 12 at 6:53 AM logoMarkel Estimates Third Quarter Catastrophe Losses - October 12 at 6:53 AM logoIn 22 years, this CFO has taken his company from private to public, and private again - October 10 at 11:32 PM logoStocks With Rising Relative Strength: Markel - October 6 at 10:32 AM logoMarkel announces primary life sciences coverage - October 6 at 10:32 AM logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Insider Sells $107,770.00 in Stock - October 5 at 7:46 PM logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - October 3 at 3:08 AM logoAlleghany (Y) & Units' Credit Ratings Retained by AM Best - Nasdaq - Nasdaq - October 2 at 10:28 PM logoMOVES-Markel appoints subsea equipment and hull and war underwriters - October 2 at 11:47 AM logoAlleghany (Y) & Units' Credit Ratings Retained by A.M. Best - October 2 at 11:47 AM logoShould Investors Avoid ProAssurance (PRA) Stock Now? - Nasdaq - September 25 at 7:27 PM logoProgressive's (PGR) August Income Down, Cat Loss to Blame - Nasdaq - September 22 at 5:44 AM logoNasdaq Issues Notes Worth $500M to Fund eVestment Buyout - Nasdaq - September 22 at 5:44 AM logoMarkel Sees RS Rating Improve To 73 - September 20 at 6:22 AM logoMarkel expands professional liability coverage for law firms - September 16 at 6:30 AM logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast - September 12 at 8:30 PM logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MKL-US : September 8, 2017 - September 9 at 6:12 AM logoNasdaq to Boost Information Services with eVestment Buyout - September 7 at 5:30 AM logoIs There Now An Opportunity In Markel Corporation (MKL)? - September 7 at 5:30 AM logoAnalyzing Assured Guaranty (AGO) and Markel Corporation (MKL) - September 3 at 10:10 AM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces An Investigation Of State National Companies, Inc. - SNC - September 1 at 5:33 AM logoWhy Is Markel (MKL) Up 1.1% Since the Last Earnings Report? - Nasdaq - August 31 at 7:19 AM logoWhy Is Markel (MKL) Up 1.1% Since the Last Earnings Report? - August 30 at 6:35 AM logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) CEO Sells $105,020.00 in Stock - August 29 at 7:56 PM logoFinancial Contrast: Markel Corporation (MKL) versus United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC) - August 28 at 2:24 PM logoOneBeacon Insurance Group (OB) vs. Markel Corporation (MKL) Critical Contrast - August 26 at 4:12 AM logoRichard R. Whitt III Sells 600 Shares of Markel Corporation (MKL) Stock - August 25 at 7:44 PM logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : August 23, 2017 - August 24 at 9:24 AM logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) CEO Richard R. Whitt III Sells 100 Shares - August 23 at 8:04 PM logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.49 Billion - August 22 at 1:14 PM logoMarkel announces enhancements to tenant discrimination protection - August 21 at 7:58 PM logo$7.02 Earnings Per Share Expected for Markel Corporation (MKL) This Quarter - August 20 at 4:20 AM logoF. Michael Crowley Sells 302 Shares of Markel Corporation (MKL) Stock - August 16 at 8:28 PM logoRichard R. Whitt III Sells 100 Shares of Markel Corporation (MKL) Stock - August 15 at 8:00 PM logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : August 11, 2017 - August 12 at 5:28 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Markel Corp. - August 10 at 5:28 AM logoInsider Selling: Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) CEO Sells 100 Shares of Stock - August 9 at 9:32 PM logoMOVES-Markel hires political risk underwriter from Sompo Canopius - August 7 at 7:59 PM logoMOVES-CIFC, Otterbourg, Natixis, CUNA Mutual Group,GAM, J O Hambro ,REG - August 7 at 7:59 PM logoInsider Selling: Markel Corporation (MKL) Insider Sells 100 Shares of Stock - August 4 at 8:40 PM logoMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) CEO Sells $108,531.00 in Stock - August 4 at 8:40 PM logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) EVP Sells $376,096.00 in Stock - August 4 at 8:22 PM logoMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Vice Chairman Steven A. Markel Sells 3,875 Shares - August 3 at 7:32 PM logo$1.49 Billion in Sales Expected for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) This Quarter - August 3 at 7:28 AM logo$6.99 EPS Expected for Markel Corporation (MKL) This Quarter - August 2 at 12:14 AM



Markel Corporation (MKL) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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