Stock On Watch: Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Worsens in 2016 Q2

November 30, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Stock On Watch: Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index  Worsens in  2016 Q2

Sentiment for Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL)

Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.43, from 1.19 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 174 investment managers opened new or increased positions, while 146 cut down and sold their holdings in Markel Corp. The investment managers in our partner’s database now possess: 10.20 million shares, down from 17.80 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Markel Corp in their top 10 positions was flat from 28 to 28 for the same number . Sold All: 17 Reduced: 129 Increased: 133 New Position: 41.

Markel Corporation is a financial holding firm serving a range of markets. The company has a market cap of $12.49 billion. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. It has a 24.81 P/E ratio. The Firm monitors and reports its ongoing underwriting activities in three divisions: U.S.

The stock increased 0.50% or $4.53 during the last trading session, hitting $906.04. Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) has risen 0.91% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.32% the S&P500.

Analysts await Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $4.91 EPS, down 65.28% or $9.23 from last year’s $14.14 per share. MKL’s profit will be $67.69 million for 46.13 P/E if the $4.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $5.60 actual EPS reported by Markel Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.32% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs to a variety of niche markets.”

Broad Run Investment Management Llc holds 10.35% of its portfolio in Markel Corporation for 225,578 shares. Akre Capital Management Llc owns 515,065 shares or 9.32% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Avenir Corp has 9.26% invested in the company for 118,767 shares. The Nebraska-based Lincoln Capital Llc has invested 9% in the stock. Lafayette Investments Inc., a Maryland-based fund reported 22,369 shares.#img1#

Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Markel Corporation’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Markel Corporation, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. MKL was included in 3 notes of analysts from August 7, 2015. The stock of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) earned “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, August 4. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by William Blair on Thursday, April 14. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 7 to “”.

MKL Company Profile

Markel Corporation, incorporated on August 25, 1999, is a financial holding firm serving a range of markets. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. The Firm monitors and reports its ongoing underwriting activities in three divisions: U.S. Insurance, International Insurance and Reinsurance. The Firm also owns interests in various industrial and service businesses that operate outside of the specialty insurance marketplace.

More notable recent Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “More of the Same Strength From Markel Corporation in Q2” on August 03, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Markel Corporation Caps Another Great Year” published on February 11, 2016, Fool.com published: “Markel Corporation Starts the Year Strong” on May 04, 2016. More interesting news about Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Markel introduces new coverage enhancements to medical professional liability …” published on November 03, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “What to Expect When Markel Corporation Reports Earnings” with publication date: May 03, 2016.

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