NYSE:MKL - Markel Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $1,055.30 +15.20 (+1.46 %) (As of 01/17/2019 08:00 AM ET)Previous Close$1,040.10Today's Range$1,037.72 - $1,063.9952-Week Range$954.39 - $1,228.32Volume52,000 shsAverage Volume43,088 shsMarket Capitalization$14.44 billionP/E Ratio291.52Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.01 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Markel Corporation, a diverse financial holding company, markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. It operates through three segments: U.S. Insurance, International Insurance, and Reinsurance. The U.S. Insurance segment offers general and professional liability, property, personal line, program, and workers' compensation insurance products, as well as other insurance product lines, such as ocean marine, surety, CPI, and coverages. The International Insurance segment provides professional and general liability, marine and energy, and property insurance products, as well as other insurance product lines, including crime, contingency, accident and health, specialty, short-term trade credit, and other coverages. The Reinsurance segment offers property and casualty treaty reinsurance products; and other treaty reinsurance products, including structured and whole turnover credit, political risk, mortgage, and contract and commercial surety, as well as public entity, aviation, whole account, accident and health coverage, offshore and onshore marine and energy risks, and agriculture. The company also operates as an insurance-linked securities investment fund manager and reinsurance manager; manufacturer of transportation and other industrial equipment; and a management and IT consulting firm providing services and solutions to various customers, as well as offers capital solutions to asset and wealth management firms. Markel Corporation was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia. Receive MKL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MKL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:MKL Previous Symbol CUSIP57053510 Webwww.markelcorp.com Phone804-747-0136Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.31 Current Ratio0.59 Quick Ratio0.59Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio291.52 Forward P/E Ratio35.79 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.06 billion Price / Sales2.42 Cash Flow$18.9325 per share Price / Cash Flow55.74 Book Value$683.97 per share Price / Book1.54Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.62 Net Income$395.26 million Net Margins14.03% Return on Equity9.72% Return on Assets2.78%Miscellaneous Employees15,600 Outstanding Shares13,890,000Market Cap$14.44 billion OptionableOptionable Markel (NYSE:MKL) Frequently Asked Questions 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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 30th. The insurance provider reported $28.50 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $7.05 by $21.45. The insurance provider had revenue of $1.81 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. Markel had a net margin of 14.03% and a return on equity of 9.72%. View Markel's Earnings History. When is Markel's next earnings date? Markel is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Markel. What price target have analysts set for MKL? 5 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Markel's stock. Their predictions range from $1,200.00 to $1,300.00. On average, they expect Markel's stock price to reach $1,233.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Markel. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Markel? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Markel in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Markel. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Markel stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Markel stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Markel strives to grow via acquisitions and organic initiatives as these not only diversify and strengthen its portfolio but also expand the company’s international footprint. Solid performance by the Insurance and Reinsurance segment should continue to drive premiums and stands to benefit from niche focus and effective management of insurance risk. Markel continues to deliver solid results, banking on the strength of its underwriting, investment and Markel Ventures operations, positioning it well for long term growth. It is also judiciously raising rates across all its products. Markel boasts a solid capital position, enabling it to engage in share buybacks. However, escalating expenses weigh on margins. Shares of Markel have underperformed the industry in a year." (1/15/2019) 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We continue to believe the stock is an excellent core holding for a longer-term investor that can weather short-term volatility. We are raising our target price to $1,300 and maintain our Outperform rating." (8/1/2018) Has Markel been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about MKL stock have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Markel earned a coverage optimism score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the insurance provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Markel's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Markel include American International Group (AIG), Progressive (PGR), Tokio Marine (TKOMY), Travelers Companies (TRV), Allstate (ALL), Ms&Ad Insurance Group (MSADY), Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), Loews (L), Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Subordinate Voting Shares (FRFHF), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), Cna Financial (CNA), Arch Capital Group (ACGL), Alleghany (Y), W. R. Berkley (WRB) and Everest Re Group (RE). Who are Markel's key executives? Markel's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Alan Irving Kirshner, Exec. Chairman (Age 82)Mr. Thomas Sinnickson Gayner, Co-CEO & Director (Age 57)Mr. Richard Reeves Whitt III, Co-CEO & Director (Age 54)Mr. Jonathan P. Kirchner, Chief Exec. OfficerMr. Bradley James Kiscaden, Pres & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 55) Who are Markel's major shareholders? Markel's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.63%), Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC (0.49%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.43%), Alta Capital Management LLC (0.14%), Community Trust & Investment Co. (0.10%) and Menlo Advisors LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own Markel stock include Alan I Kirshner, Anne G Waleski, Anthony F Markel, Bradley James Kiscaden, F Michael Crowley, Lemuel E Lewis, Michael Jay Schewel, Nora N Crouch, Richard R Whitt III and Steven A Markel. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Markel. Which major investors are selling Markel stock? MKL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Confluence Investment Management LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Virtu Financial LLC, Community Trust & Investment Co., Alta Capital Management LLC, Menlo Advisors LLC and Contravisory Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Markel company stock in the last year include Alan I Kirshner, Anthony F Markel, Nora N Crouch, Richard R Whitt III and Steven A Markel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Markel. Which major investors are buying Markel stock? MKL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC, Rockland Trust Co. and CX Institutional. Company insiders that have bought Markel stock in the last two years include Lemuel E Lewis, Michael Jay Schewel and Nora N Crouch. View Insider Buying and Selling for Markel. How do I buy shares of Markel? Shares of MKL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Markel's stock price today? One share of MKL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1,055.30. How big of a company is Markel? Markel has a market capitalization of $14.44 billion and generates $6.06 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $395.26 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.62 on an earnings per share basis. Markel employs 15,600 workers across the globe. What is Markel's official website? The official website for Markel is http://www.markelcorp.com. How can I contact Markel? Markel's mailing address is 4521 HIGHWOODS PARKWAY, GLEN ALLEN VA, 23060. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at 804-747-0136. MarketBeat Community Rating for Markel (NYSE MKL)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 203 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 243 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 446MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Markel and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MKL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MKL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do closed-end mutual funds pay dividends?