Markel Story

MKL -- USA Stock  

USD 1,147  9.97  0.88%

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By Achuva Shats
Even with considerably steady technical indicators, Markel is not utilizing all of its potentials. The new stock price chaos, may contribute to medium term losses for the stakeholders. We consider Markel not too risky. Markel has Sharpe Ratio of 0.011 which conveys that the firm had 0.011% of return per unit of risk over the last 1 month. Our philosophy towards estimating volatility of a stock is to use all available market data together with stock specific technical indicators that cannot be diversified away. We have found twenty-one technical indicators for Markel which you can use to evaluate future volatility of the firm. Please verify Markel Corporation Mean Deviation of 1.1 and Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.1) to check out if risk estimate we provide are consistent with the epected return of 0.0172%.
Should I hold on to my Markel position?

Markel has 2.99B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 30.1 . This implies that the organisation may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. The entity has Current Ratio of 2.91 demonstrating that it is liquid and is capable to disburse its financial commitments when the payables are due. The company dividends can provide a clue to current valuation of the stock. This firm is not expected to issue dividends this year as it trying to preserve or re-invest any of the funds available for distribution to stakeholders. Lets now take a look at Markel Number of Employees. Based on recorded statements Markel Corporation is currently employing 15.6K people. This is much higher than that of the Financial Services sector, and significantly higher than that of Insurance - Property & Casualty industry, The Number of Employees for all stocks is notably lower than Markel.


The firm has beta of 0.78. As returns on market increase, Markel returns are expected to increase less than the market. However during bear market, the loss on holding Markel will be expected to be smaller as well. The current investor indifference towards the small price fluctuations of Markel Corporation may encourage investors to take a closer look at the firm as it closed today at a share price of 1015.0 on 45358.000 in trading volume. The company directors and management did not add any value to Markel investors in January. However, most investors can still diversify their portfolios with Markel Corporation to hedge your portfolio against high-volatility market scenarios. The stock standard deviation of daily returns for 30 days (very short) investing horizon is currently 1.5658. The below-average Stock volatility is a good sign for a longer term investment options and for buy-and-hold investors. Markel retains revenue of 6.84b. Markel is selling for under 1016.87. That is 0.70% increase. Started trading at 1016.87. Markel Price to Book Value is decreasing over the last 4 years. Also, Markel Cash Flow Per Share is considerably stable at the moment.

 2008 2009 2018 2019 (projected)
Markel Cost of Revenue 1,269,522,000  2,050,744,000  1,845,669,600  1,546,432,974 
Markel Consolidated Income 123,477,000  460,443,000  414,398,700  314,429,737 

All in all, our concluding buy-hold-sell recommendation on the business is Hold. We believe Markel is fairly valued with below average probability of bankruptcy for the next two years.

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Markel exotic insider transaction detected

Markel Corporation insider trading alert for general transaction of common stock by Anthony Markel, Vice Chairman, on August 17, 2019. This event was filed by Markel Corp with SEC on 2010-12-14. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   

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