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Markel Corporation is an insurance—property & casualty business based in the US. Markel Corporation shares (MKL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Markel Corporation employs 18,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Markel Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$1068.74, which is 20.29% down on its pre-crash value of USD$1340.84 and 50.42% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$710.52.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Markel Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$630.88 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$908.43.
|Latest market close||USD$1068.74|
|52-week range||USD$710.52 - USD$1347.64|
|50-day moving average||USD$998.2924|
|200-day moving average||USD$987.8001|
|Wall St. target price||USD$1162.5|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$32.607|
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|1 week (2020-11-24)||4.01%|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||14.57%|
|3 months (2020-09-01)||-1.75%|
|6 months (2020-06-01)||19.05%|
|1 year (2019-11-29)||-5.88%|
|2 years (2018-11-30)||-6.59%|
|3 years (2017-12-01)||-3.93%|
|5 years (2015-12-01)||17.96%|
Valuing Markel Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Markel Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Markel Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Markel Corporation shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Markel Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7347. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Markel Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Markel Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Markel Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$5.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.43%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.32%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$13.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 86,859 Markel Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Markel Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% up from 85,697 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Markel Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Markel Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Markel Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Markel Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 54974.050632911). Markel Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.58. In other words for every 100,000 Markel Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1580 shares are currently held short.
However Markel Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Markel Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Markel Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Markel Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Markel Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0064% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Markel Corporation shares, roughly 6 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Markel Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Markel Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Markel Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 30.73
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Markel Corporation's overall score of 30.73 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Markel Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 0.4/100
Social score: 10.63/100
Governance score: 17.01/100
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Markel Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Markel Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||30.73|
|Total ESG percentile||64.06|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting Markel Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Markel Corporation's shares were split on a 120:100 basis on 11 September 1989. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 120 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Markel Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Markel Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Markel Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Markel Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $710.52 up to $1347.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Markel Corporation's is 0.6832. This would suggest that Markel Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Markel Corporation, a diverse financial holding company, markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. Its Insurance segment offers general and professional liability, personal lines, marine and energy, specialty programs, and workers' compensation insurance products; and property coverages that consist principally of fire, allied lines, and other specialized property coverages, including catastrophe-exposed property risks, such as earthquake and wind. This segment also offers credit and surety products, and collateral protection insurance. The company's Reinsurance segment offers general liability, professional liability, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and environmental impairment liability; property treaty products for catastrophe, per risk, and retrocessional exposures; and specialty treaty reinsurance products comprising structured and whole turnover credit, political risk, mortgage and contract, and commercial surety reinsurance programs. Its Markel Ventures segment provides equipment used in baking systems and food processing; portable dredges; over-the-road car haulers and equipment; and laminated oak and composite wood flooring, as well as ornamental plants and residential homes. This segment also provides healthcare, consulting, and others types of services to businesses and consumers, including management and technology consulting, behavioral healthcare, and retail intelligence. The company's Other segment operates as an insurance and investment fund manager offering a range of investment products, including insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, insurance swaps, and weather derivatives; and program services. Markel Corporation was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.
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