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Shares outperforming today’s market: Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL)

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), is in the industry Property & Casualty Insurance. Based in USA, Markel Corporation has a market cap of 15.05B. Therefore, Markel Corporation is a large market cap stock. Today it is currently trading at $1,088.85 (1.09%), with an average volume 26.62, its volume today is 9496.

Investors has seen a return of equity of 4.70%. Performance year to date of 19.09% and sales growth for the past five years is 16.30%.

Currently Markel Corporation, has an EPS of 28.91, which has grown by -25.10% this year. EPS is also projected to grow 4.95% next year, and 16.50% for the next five years. For the past five years EPS growth has been 16.40%. Sales growth quarter over quarter is 7.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter coming to a value of 90.40%.

As with most large market cap stocks, it has a good dividend yield of *tba. The ability for Markel Corporation to pay for the *tba dividend yield is 0.00% payout ratio. Also generally volatility for large market cap stocks are lower so for Markel Corporation, volatility for the week has been 1.12%, and for the month 1.38%.

It has been a long while for Markel Corporation, since its IPO date on 3/26/1990. Investors at the moment see that Markel Corporation, has a long term debt/equity of 0.28, with total debt/equity coming to 0.28. The ability for Markel Corporation to pay these debts is as follows; current ratio is *tba and quick ratio comes to *tba.

In terms of value, Markel Corporation has a P/E value of 37.26, combined with a forward P/E of 37.24. While PEG ratio ideally wants to be as low as possible, and it is 2.26. The same goes for P/S and P/B, you want these value to be lower, to represent a potential undervalued company, and they have a P/S and P/B of 2.61 and 1.68 respectively. We see that there is a P/Cash flow of 6.5 and a P/Free cash flow of 23.59.

The management of the company has seen, a return of investment of 5.30% and return on assets of 1.50%. Markel Corporation is comprised of insider ownership at 1.50% and institutional ownership of 78.70%.

With a gross margin of *tba and operating margin of 12.70%, this means there is a profit margin of 7.00%. Total shares outstanding is 13.97, with shares float coming to 13.52. The 200-day simple moving average is 10.66% and the 20-day simple moving average is 2.78%.

Markel Corporation is based in USA, in the very big sector Financial. Recently Markel Corporation has seen performance for this week at -0.24%. While for the month it has been 4.69%. Longer term we see that it has been 10.98% for the quarter and for the half year 10.27%. For the year performance has come to 17.31%.

It will be interesting to see how Markel Corporation does in the future, and for investors alike. As stated above, it has an EPS growth projection for the next five years of 16.50%. What do you think is the future for Markel Corporation?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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