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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:MKL
  • CUSIP: 57053510
  • Web: www.markelcorp.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $14.4 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 13,944,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $982.92
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $963.42
  • 52 Week Range: $811.05 - $1,047.11
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 42.59
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 37.25
  • P/E Growth: 2.48
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.65 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.55
  • Book Value: $620.30 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.67
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $899.48 million
  • Net Margins: 6.47%
  • Return on Equity: 4.11%
  • Return on Assets: 1.33%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.30%
  • Current Ratio: 0.55%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.55%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 32,371 shs.
  • Beta: 1.01
  • 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) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $9.94 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $6.27 by $3.67. The firm had revenue of $1.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.46 billion. Markel Corporation had a return on equity of 4.11% and a net margin of 6.47%. 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 Monday, July, 31st 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 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Markel Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $950.00 to $1,050.00. On average, they expect Markel Corporation's share price to reach $1,000.00 in the next year. 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

Who owns Markel Corporation stock?

Markel Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.75%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.66%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.62%), Beck Mack & Oliver LLC (0.61%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.49%) and Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (0.32%). Company insiders that own Markel Corporation 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 Corporation.

Who sold Markel Corporation stock? Who is selling Markel Corporation stock?

Markel Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co., Beck Mack & Oliver LLC, CIBC Asset Management Inc, Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Alta Capital Management LLC, First National Bank of Omaha, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Markel Corporation stock in the last year include Anthony F Markel and Steven A Markel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Markel Corporation.

Who bought Markel Corporation stock? Who is buying Markel Corporation stock?

Markel Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marathon Asset Management LLP, Pastel & Associes SA, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Confluence Investment Management LLC, Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Great West Life Assurance Co. Can and Hermes Investment Management Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Markel Corporation.

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 $1,032.89.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Markel Corporation (NYSE MKL)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  43 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  72 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  115
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: $1,000.00 (3.18% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
8/7/2015Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$835.00 -> $900.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

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
7/31/2017        
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Markel Corporation (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)

Dividends

Dividend History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.53%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.02%
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
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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Latest Headlines for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
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DateHeadline
reuters.com logoU.S. insurer Markel to buy State National for $919 million
www.reuters.com - July 27 at 4:23 AM
streetinsider.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Makes Investment In Costa Farms
www.streetinsider.com - July 27 at 4:23 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.S. insurer Markel to buy State National for $919 mln
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel to acquire State National
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoState National to be acquired by Markel in deal valuing the insurer at nearly $890 million
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Markel to Buy State National for $919 Million
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Announces Investment In Costa Farms
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Reports Second Quarter And Six-Months Results
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoA.M. Best Comments on Credit Ratings of Markel Corporation Following Announced Acquisitions of State National Companies, Inc. and Costa Farms
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel tops 2Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 4:22 AM
seekingalpha.com logoMarkel EPS of $10.31
seekingalpha.com - July 26 at 5:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : July 24, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 24 at 7:05 PM
prnewswire.com logoMarkel adds construction talent to Excess Casualty team - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - July 21 at 4:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel adds construction talent to Excess Casualty team
finance.yahoo.com - July 21 at 2:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 18 at 2:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MKL-US : July 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 15 at 6:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : July 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 15 at 6:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.46 Billion in Sales Expected for Markel Corporation (MKL) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 12 at 9:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$6.27 EPS Expected for Markel Corporation (MKL) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 6:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) & Arch Capital Group (ACGL) Financial Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 8 at 6:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Upgraded at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 5 at 7:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MKL-US : July 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 3 at 9:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 27 at 2:52 PM
marketwatch.com logoDon’t buy a house — and other financial tips for NBA rookies
www.marketwatch.com - June 23 at 1:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:MKL) : June 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 23 at 8:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBidaskClub Lowers Markel Corporation (MKL) to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 22 at 7:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 22 at 4:44 PM
marketwatch.com logoWhy this is the most anticipated NBA Draft day in decades
www.marketwatch.com - June 22 at 12:44 PM
prnewswire.com logoMarkel adds management liability endorsement for professional ... - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - June 21 at 7:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel adds management liability endorsement for professional employer organizations
finance.yahoo.com - June 21 at 7:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MKL-US : June 20, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 20 at 7:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.46 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 16 at 3:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Set $1,020.00 Target Price for Markel Corporation (MKL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 14 at 6:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Anticipate Markel Corporation (MKL) Will Announce Earnings of $6.27 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 14 at 4:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMOVES-Markel appoints new trade credit underwriter in Singapore
finance.yahoo.com - June 12 at 9:15 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel to create new insurance division
finance.yahoo.com - June 7 at 6:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Co. (MKL) Raised to Hold at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 4 at 8:06 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel adds job site pollution enhancement to general liability product for contractors
finance.yahoo.com - June 2 at 7:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoInsurers' Existential Risks
finance.yahoo.com - June 1 at 7:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmazon Nearing $1,000 Signals End of Stock Splits
finance.yahoo.com - May 30 at 10:05 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Set $1,020.00 Target Price for Markel Co. (MKL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 30 at 9:18 AM
fool.com logoRoundtable: The Single Best Stock to Own Today
www.fool.com - May 27 at 10:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSplit Decision: The Pros and Cons of Splitting Shares
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 7:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MKL-US : May 24, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 24 at 10:43 AM
reuters.com logoFitch Affirms Markel Corporation; Outlook Stable
www.reuters.com - May 22 at 5:55 PM
prnewswire.com logoMarkel plans to establish German insurance company in Munich to support EU-27 ...
www.prnewswire.com - May 18 at 8:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel plans to establish German insurance company in Munich to support EU-27 growth strategy
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 8:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : May 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 5:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Set $1,020.00 Price Target for Markel Co. (MKL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 11:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable Press Coverage Unlikely to Impact Markel (MKL) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 12:56 AM

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