Markel Corporation.

MKL-N

NYSE:MKL

874.97
34.38 (3.78%)
Markel Corporation is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world.
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 19, 2019
A baby BRK-N. This is an insurance company and a terrific investor that allocates the capital. They buy private businesses. Now they are getting into insurance investment vehicles. There is so much money around the world and nowhere to put the it. (Analysts’ price target is $1121.40)
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Markel Corporation. (MKL-N)
November 19, 2019
A baby BRK-N. This is an insurance company and a terrific investor that allocates the capital. They buy private businesses. Now they are getting into insurance investment vehicles. There is so much money around the world and nowhere to put the it. (Analysts’ price target is $1121.40)
BUY
BUY
July 30, 2019

The effect of climate change on insurance. A casualty insurer. They ain't dumb, but smart. They pay attention to climate change and hiking premiums or reject insurance applications based on the various risks linked to global warming. They're a baby Berkshire-Hathway; they're good investors as well as underwriters.

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The effect of climate change on insurance. A casualty insurer. They ain't dumb, but smart. They pay attention to climate change and hiking premiums or reject insurance applications based on the various risks linked to global warming. They're a baby Berkshire-Hathway; they're good investors as well as underwriters.

BUY
BUY
June 24, 2019

It's like Berkshire-Hathaway in its structure. Bottom line is they made a mistake with a purchase last year which hurt earnings, but they've since fixed that. Last year there were many catastrophes (i.e. US floods) due to extreme weather. But managers continue to make smart acquisitions, and they have a strong track records.

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It's like Berkshire-Hathaway in its structure. Bottom line is they made a mistake with a purchase last year which hurt earnings, but they've since fixed that. Last year there were many catastrophes (i.e. US floods) due to extreme weather. But managers continue to make smart acquisitions, and they have a strong track records.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 1, 2019
(A Top Pick Apr 23/18, Down 16%) They're trying to be Berskshire Hathaway which invests its cash in stocks instead of bonds, and like BAM, MKL is getting into managing wealth through insurance linked securities which turned into a mess. And the CEO was having an affair with an employee. A distaster. That said, he still owns it because it has a brilliant record of allocating capital and investing those proceeds. This is now an amazing buying opportunity.
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(A Top Pick Apr 23/18, Down 16%) They're trying to be Berskshire Hathaway which invests its cash in stocks instead of bonds, and like BAM, MKL is getting into managing wealth through insurance linked securities which turned into a mess. And the CEO was having an affair with an employee. A distaster. That said, he still owns it because it has a brilliant record of allocating capital and investing those proceeds. This is now an amazing buying opportunity.
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COMMENT
January 22, 2019
A mini-Berkshire Hathaway. It's done well picking stocks. But when the stock market declines, so does MKL. Look at their book and asset value. Buty this around 1.3-1.5x PB. He will look at this at year's end. Smart management.
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A mini-Berkshire Hathaway. It's done well picking stocks. But when the stock market declines, so does MKL. Look at their book and asset value. Buty this around 1.3-1.5x PB. He will look at this at year's end. Smart management.
BUY
BUY
November 27, 2018
It's like Berkshire Hathaway, an insurer that invests in stocks--with a good track record. He's done very well with MKL. A smart company.
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November 27, 2018
It's like Berkshire Hathaway, an insurer that invests in stocks--with a good track record. He's done very well with MKL. A smart company.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 23, 2018

They've emulated the Berkshire Hathaway business model. It's an insurance company that's really a growth company. They've had only three negative years in 15, and invest in stocks that outperform the S&P 500. They're starting to buy private companies and build them up. No dividend, but he expects major growth going forward. Get in now. (Analysts' price target $1,115.75)

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They've emulated the Berkshire Hathaway business model. It's an insurance company that's really a growth company. They've had only three negative years in 15, and invest in stocks that outperform the S&P 500. They're starting to buy private companies and build them up. No dividend, but he expects major growth going forward. Get in now. (Analysts' price target $1,115.75)

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COMMENT
May 10, 2017

Prefers Manulife (MFC-T) which gives you better numbers. You get a better dividend and a better free cash flow yield.

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Prefers Manulife (MFC-T) which gives you better numbers. You get a better dividend and a better free cash flow yield.

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HOLD
HOLD
April 13, 2015

A very well-run insurance company. A management team similar to Berkshire Hathaway. Known for not only their sound underwriting, but for being very astute investors. Over a very long period of time, they have compounded their BV at an above average rate of growth. Alternatively, you could consider Fairfax Financial (FFH-T) or Brookshire Hathaway (BRK.A-N) or (BRK.B-N).

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A very well-run insurance company. A management team similar to Berkshire Hathaway. Known for not only their sound underwriting, but for being very astute investors. Over a very long period of time, they have compounded their BV at an above average rate of growth. Alternatively, you could consider Fairfax Financial (FFH-T) or Brookshire Hathaway (BRK.A-N) or (BRK.B-N).

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 28, 2004
A high quality company that is cheap. Insurance stocks have become incredibly compressed because of the fear of higher interest rates and it has been overdone.
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A high quality company that is cheap. Insurance stocks have become incredibly compressed because of the fear of higher interest rates and it has been overdone.
BUY
BUY
April 5, 2002
This and RLI are unique specialty players with long track record of profits.
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This and RLI are unique specialty players with long track record of profits.
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Markel Corporation.(MKL-N) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 3

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 3

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Markel Corporation.(MKL-N) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Markel Corporation. stock symbol?

Markel Corporation. is a American stock, trading under the symbol MKL-N on the New York Stock Exchange (MKL). It is usually referred to as NYSE:MKL or MKL-N

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In the last year, 3 stock analysts published opinions about MKL-N. 3 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is TOP PICK. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Markel Corporation..

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Markel Corporation. was recommended as a Top Pick by Barry Schwartz on 2019-11-19. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Markel Corporation..

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On 2020-04-03, Markel Corporation. (MKL-N) stock closed at a price of $874.97.