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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL)?

The company in question is, Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) currently with a stock price of 935.31 (0.30% today). The market cap for Markel Corp. is 13094.34, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for Markel Corp. is 947.5. Currently Markel Corp. is trading with a P/E of 24.48, and a forward P/E of 32.3. Average volume for Markel Corp. is 33.93 and so far today it is 22300.

Performance in the last year for Markel Corp. has been 16.05%. For EPS growth, Markel Corp. has seen a growth of 87.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -8.01%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 8.90% over the last five years and could be 11.00% for the next five years. Markel Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -16.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.07%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.64%.

Since the IPO date for Markel Corp. on the 3/26/1990, Markel Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 5.88%. With Markel Corp. trading at 935.31, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 38.21.

So could Markel Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.48. The PEG is 2.23, P/S is 2.35 and the P/B is at 1.55. The P/cash is 6.52, with P/free cash flow at 32.1.

Markel Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.31, and total debt/equity at 0.31.

In terms of margins, Markel Corp. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 15.40% and a profit margin of 9.70%.Payout ratio for Markel Corp. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 2.10% with return on investment coming to 7.00%.

Insider ownership for Markel Corp., is at 2.50% and institutional ownership comes to 76.90%. Outstanding shares are at 14. While shares float is 13.59. The float short is currently 0.85%, and short ratio is 3.41.

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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