Markel Corporation (MKL) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Alpha One reports. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Markel Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

Shares of Markel Corporation (NYSE MKL) traded down 0.72% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $982.66. 94,702 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Markel Corporation has a 52 week low of $811.05 and a 52 week high of $996.38. The company has a 50-day moving average of $971.70 and a 200-day moving average of $946.69. The firm has a market cap of $13.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.90 and a beta of 0.99.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on MKL shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Markel Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Markel Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood assumed coverage on shares of Markel Corporation in a research note on Thursday, March 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $1,050.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $1,000.00.

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About Markel Corporation

Markel Corporation is a financial holding company serving a range of markets. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. It monitors and reports its ongoing underwriting operations in three segments: U.S. Insurance, International Insurance and Reinsurance. The Company, through its subsidiary Markel Ventures, Inc (Markel Ventures), owns interests in various industrial and service businesses that operate outside of the specialty insurance marketplace.

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