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

The company in question is, Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) currently with a stock price of 965.89 (-0.23% today). The market cap for Markel Corporation is 13483.82, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for Markel Corporation is 980. Currently Markel Corporation is trading with a P/E of 30.89, and a forward P/E of 34.17. Average volume for Markel Corporation is 33.64 and so far today it is 25200.

Performance in the last year for Markel Corporation has been 5.66%. For EPS growth, Markel Corporation has seen a growth of -25.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.48%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 16.40% over the last five years and could be 16.50% for the next five years. Markel Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -36.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.07%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.32%.

Since the IPO date for Markel Corporation on the 3/26/1990, Markel Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 6.79%. With Markel Corporation trading at 965.89, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 31.27.

So could Markel Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.89. The PEG is 1.87, P/S is 2.39 and the P/B is at 1.6. The P/cash is 7.76, with P/free cash flow at 28.63.

Markel Corporation 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 0.3, and total debt/equity at 0.3.

In terms of margins, Markel Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 13.50% and a profit margin of 7.80%.Payout ratio for Markel Corporation is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 1.70% with return on investment coming to 5.30%.

Insider ownership for Markel Corporation, is at 2.10% and institutional ownership comes to 77.00%. Outstanding shares are at 13.96. While shares float is 13.57. The float short is currently 1.57%, and short ratio is 6.32.

Graphs: Markel Corporation NYSE: MKL | Thursday April 20, 2017


Markel Corporation NYSE: MKL




Markel Corporation NYSE: MKL

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