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How to buy Markel Corporation stock | $1217.95

Learn how to easily invest in Markel Corporation stock.

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 18,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Markel Corporation stock price (NYSE: MKL)

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Markel Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-18.
Latest market close$1,217.95
52-week range$913.04 - $1,288.00
50-day moving average $1,250.40
200-day moving average $1,203.17
Wall St. target price$1,400.00
PE ratio 6.3865
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $189.39

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Markel Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1217.95 from 2021-09-22

1 week (2021-09-17) 0.70%
1 month (2021-08-24) -3.51%
3 months (2021-06-24) 3.75%
6 months (2021-03-24) 8.11%
1 year (2020-09-24) 28.07%
2 years (2019-09-24) 3.02%
3 years (2018-09-24) 1.30%
5 years (2016-09-23) 32.12%

Is Markel Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 6x. In other words, Markel Corporation shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Markel Corporation's PEG ratio

Markel Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6637. 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

Markel Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Markel Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Markel Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $12.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.9%
Gross profit TTM $5 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.4%
Return on equity TTM 20.77%
Profit margin 21.04%
Book value $974.45
Market capitalisation $16.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Markel Corporation shares

There are currently 85,141 Markel Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Markel Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 90,596 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)

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 29665.853658537). Markel Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.87. In other words for every 100,000 Markel Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2870 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 0.0063% 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.

Markel Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

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.

Markel Corporation's total ESG risk score

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 12/31/2018) 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.).

Markel Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.4/100

Markel Corporation's social score

Social score: 10.63/100

Markel Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 17.01/100

Markel Corporation's controversy score

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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Markel Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.73
Total ESG percentile 64.06
Environmental score 0.4
Social score 10.63
Governance score 17.01
Level of controversy 2

Markel Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Markel Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Markel Corporation's shares ever split?

Markel Corporation's shares were split on a 120:100 basis on 10 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.

Markel Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Markel Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $913.04 up to $1288. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MKL.US volatility(beta: 0.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.6987. This would suggest that Markel Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Markel Corporation overview

Markel Corporation, a diverse financial holding company, markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States, Bermuda, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Canada, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Its Insurance segment offers general and professional liability, personal lines, marine and energy, specialty programs, and workers' compensation insurance products; and property coverages that include 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, 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 transportation equipment; and laminated oak and composite wood flooring, as well as ornamental plants and residential homes. This segment also provides distribution, consulting, and others types of services to businesses and consumers, including distribution of exterior building products, fire protection and life safety services, management and technology consulting, and retail intelligence services. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Markel Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.413% of Markel Corporation shares are held by insiders and 79.071% by institutions.
How many people work for Markel Corporation?
Latest data suggests 18,900 work at Markel Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Markel Corporation?
Markel Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Markel Corporation based?
Markel Corporation's address is: 4521 Highwoods Parkway, Glen Allen, VA, United States, 23060-6148
What is Markel Corporation's ISIN number?
Markel Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5705351048
What is Markel Corporation's CUSIP number?
Markel Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 570535104

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