- MKL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $27.7 million.
- MKL is making at least a new 3-day high.
- MKL has a PE ratio of 32.8.
- MKL is mentioned 0.58 times per day on StockTwits.
- MKL has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
- MKL is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
- MKL is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
- MKL is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
- MKL is currently trading above yesterday's high.
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EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in MKL with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for MKL NOW at Trade-IdeasMore details on MKL: Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. MKL has a PE ratio of 32.8. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 33,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. The stock has a beta of 0.79 and a short float of 2% with 7.19 days to cover. Shares are up 20.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Insurance industry average. The net income increased by 44.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $27.76 million to $40.07 million.
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 24.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 22.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $214.65 million or 16.39% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, MARKEL CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -35.25%.
- Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 29.65% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. We feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The other strengths this company shows, however, justify the higher price levels.
- Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further.
- You can view the full Markel Corporation Ratings Report.