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: www.markelcorp.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $14.6921 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 13,911,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $1,047.20
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $994.49
  • 52 Week Range: $811.05 - $1,086.68
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 36.52
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 36.93
  • P/E Growth: 2.31
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.75 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.56
  • Book Value: $643.37 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.64
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $948.88 million
  • Net Margins: 7.58%
  • Return on Equity: 4.81%
  • Return on Assets: 1.57%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.28%
  • Current Ratio: 0.55%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.55%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 29,444 shs.
  • Beta: 1.04
  • 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 quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $9.94 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $6.27 by $3.67. The business earned $1.46 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.46 billion. Markel Corporation had a net margin of 7.58% and a return on equity of 4.81%. 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?

2 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Markel Corporation's stock. Their forecasts 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 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.12%), BlackRock Inc. (6.01%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (4.74%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (4.06%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (4.03%) and Capital Research Global Investors (2.45%). 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 Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd., Motley Fool Asset Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Davis Selected Advisers, State Street Corp and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Markel Corporation stock in the last year include Alan I Kirshner, Anthony F Markel, Bradley James Kiscaden, F Michael Crowley, Richard R Whitt III 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Marathon Asset Management LLP, Principal Financial Group Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Archford Capital Strategies LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC. 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 $1,056.15.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Markel Corporation (NYSE MKL)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  69 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  93 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  162
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $1,050.00 (0.58% 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
(Data available from 9/24/2015 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
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $26.51
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$6.30$7.29$6.76
Q4 20173$7.83$8.28$8.04
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)

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: 76.47%
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
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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
Latest Headlines for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)
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DateHeadline
nasdaq.com logoProgressive's (PGR) August Income Down, Cat Loss to Blame - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 22 at 5:44 AM
nasdaq.com logoNasdaq Issues Notes Worth $500M to Fund eVestment Buyout - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 22 at 5:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Sees RS Rating Improve To 73
finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 6:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel expands professional liability coverage for law firms
finance.yahoo.com - September 16 at 6:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 8:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MKL-US : September 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 9 at 6:12 AM
msn.com logoNasdaq to Boost Information Services with eVestment Buyout
www.msn.com - September 7 at 5:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs There Now An Opportunity In Markel Corporation (MKL)?
finance.yahoo.com - September 7 at 5:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Assured Guaranty (AGO) and Markel Corporation (MKL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 3 at 10:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces An Investigation Of State National Companies, Inc. - SNC
finance.yahoo.com - September 1 at 5:33 AM
nasdaq.com logoWhy Is Markel (MKL) Up 1.1% Since the Last Earnings Report? - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 31 at 7:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Is Markel (MKL) Up 1.1% Since the Last Earnings Report?
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 6:35 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) CEO Sells $105,020.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 7:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFinancial Contrast: Markel Corporation (MKL) versus United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 2:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoOneBeacon Insurance Group (OB) vs. Markel Corporation (MKL) Critical Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 26 at 4:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoRichard R. Whitt III Sells 600 Shares of Markel Corporation (MKL) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 25 at 7:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : August 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 24 at 9:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) CEO Richard R. Whitt III Sells 100 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 23 at 8:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.49 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 1:14 PM
nasdaq.com logoMarkel announces enhancements to tenant discrimination protection
www.nasdaq.com - August 21 at 7:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$7.02 Earnings Per Share Expected for Markel Corporation (MKL) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 4:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoF. Michael Crowley Sells 302 Shares of Markel Corporation (MKL) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 8:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoRichard R. Whitt III Sells 100 Shares of Markel Corporation (MKL) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 8:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Markel Corp. : August 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 12 at 5:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Markel Corp.
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 5:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) CEO Sells 100 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 9 at 9:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMOVES-Markel hires political risk underwriter from Sompo Canopius
finance.yahoo.com - August 7 at 7:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMOVES-CIFC, Otterbourg, Natixis, CUNA Mutual Group,GAM, J O Hambro ,REG
finance.yahoo.com - August 7 at 7:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Markel Corporation (MKL) Insider Sells 100 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 8:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) CEO Sells $108,531.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 8:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) EVP Sells $376,096.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 8:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Vice Chairman Steven A. Markel Sells 3,875 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.49 Billion in Sales Expected for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 7:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$6.99 EPS Expected for Markel Corporation (MKL) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 12:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalysts Set Expectations for Markel Corporation's FY2017 Earnings (NYSE:MKL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 8:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 8:32 PM
streetinsider.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) to Acquire State National (SNC) for $21/Share - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - July 28 at 4:15 PM
nasdaq.com logoMarkel (MKL) Q2 Earnings Beat on Solid Underwriting, Up Y/Y - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 28 at 4:15 PM
streetinsider.com logoMarkel Corporation (MKL) Makes Investment In Costa Farms - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - July 28 at 4:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSTATE NATIONAL COMPANIES INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of State National Companies, Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 4:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel Corp. :MKL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 4:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWeissLaw LLP: State National Companies, Inc. Acquisition May Not Be in the Best Interests of SNC Shareholders
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 4:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBoenning Scattergood Comments on Markel Corporation's Q3 2017 Earnings (MKL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 11:00 AM
fool.com logoMarkel Delivers a Great Quarter and Goes on an Acquisition Spree
www.fool.com - July 28 at 7:46 AM
seekingalpha.com logoMarkel (MKL) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - July 28 at 4:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarkel (MKL) Q2 Earnings Beat on Solid Underwriting, Up Y/Y
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 4:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MKL earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 1:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 4:36 AM
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

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