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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) from Financial

Today’s top gainers include the company Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) which is in the industry Property & Casualty Insurance, gaining 0.65% today. In the last week its performance is -0.73%, and -1.07% for the past quarter. Currently, Markel Corp., MKL has a target price of 947.5, so today’s gain of 0.65% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.31%.

Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL), has a market cap of 12919.76, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 2.40%, and institutional ownership is 76.90%.

At the current price of 924.16, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 947.5. This is with a profit margin of 9.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.31. Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) has a P/E of 24.19, as well as a forward P/E of 30.32.

With a current EPS of 38.21, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at -8.69%,Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 8.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 11.00%.

Performance for the year is 12.98%. Since its IPO date on 3/26/1990, the total performance to date is 4.62%.

Volume today for Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL), is 28400, while its average volume is 25.86. Whilst the total gain today was 0.65%, it did have a day high of -3.39%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.78%, and 1.23% for the month. The 52-week low for Markel Corp., MKL has been 14.98%, while the 52-week-high has reached -6.57%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 7.00%, and its return on assets is 2.10%. Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) has an operating margin of 15.40%. With a sales growth of 5.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Markel Corp., MKL is in the sector Financial, its long-term debt/equity is 0.31, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Markel Corp.? Well its PEG is 2.2, and the P/S is 2.32, along with a P/B of 1.53. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.43.

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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