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Morning Traders Watch: Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL)

With a market cap of 13.65 B, Markel Corporation has a large market cap size. Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Markel Corporation is in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Markel Corporation, is 32.12, and so far today it has a volume of 905. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 8.20%.

To help you determine whether Markel Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 40.75 and forward P/E is 35.3. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Markel Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.47. P/S ratio is 2.41 and the P/B ratio is 1.58. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.37 and 19.34 respectively.

At the current price Markel Corporation is trading at, 975.68 (-0.31% today), Markel Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 24.02, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.50% after growing -25.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -65.10%, and 2.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 13.95, and the number of shares float is 13.55. The senior management bring insider ownership to 2.30%, and institutional ownership is at 77.80%. The float short is 1.86%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.83. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.30%, and also a return on investment of 5.30%.

The ability for Markel Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.3 and total debt/equity is 0.3. In terms of margins, Markel Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 11.30%, and Markel Corporation has a profit margin of 6.00%.

The 52 week high is -2.98%, with 20.30% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.39% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.10%.

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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