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Markel Group Inc MKL Stock Quote

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  • Last Close 1,498.98
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Insurance - Property & Casualty
  • Investment Style Mid Growth
  • Day Range 1,490.01  –  1,511.18
  • Year Range 1,075.11  –  1,560.00
  • Market Cap 19.8832 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 52,149.0 /  34,703.6
  • Price / Sales 1.35
  • Price / Book 1.46
  • Forward Div Yield
  • Trailing Div Yield

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis MKL

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Markel: It's a Solid Franchise, but It's Not a Mini-Berkshire

Brett Horn Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Brett Horn |

We think Markel is a solid franchise with a number of attractive qualities, but the "mini-Berkshire" narrative that surrounds the company is misleading. We will maintain our $1,310 fair value estimate and no-moat rating. Starting with the positives: CEO Tom Gayner has a record of outperforming the S&P 500 using an investing philosophy similar to that employed by Morningstar and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett. Through Markel Ventures, the company appears to be acquiring moaty noninsurance operations at good prices. Finally, the company has materially outperformed the overall industry in terms of underwriting profitability.

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Business Description

Markel's primary business is property and casualty insurance, and the company focuses primarily on specialty lines, ranging from areas such as executive liability to commercial equine insurance. The acquisition of Alterra in 2013 added substantial reinsurance operations, which now account for a little less than 15% of premiums. The company uses capital generated by its insurance operations to buy noninsurance operations in diverse areas, such as bakery equipment manufacturing and residential homebuilding.

4521 Highwoods Parkway
Glen Allen, VA, 23060-6148
Industry Insurance - Property & Casualty
Employees 20,900

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FAQs for Markel Group Inc Stock

No. MKL does not currently have a forward dividend yield.
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MKL’s market cap is 19.88 Bil.
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MKL’s stock style is Mid Growth.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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MKL’s price/sales is 1.35.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

MKL’s price/forward earnings is 10.74.
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MKL’s price/book is 1.46.
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MKL’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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