Why insider trading matters?

Numerous studies have examined whether there is evidence that U.S. insiders systematically trade on private information despite the legal deterrence. The consensus appears to be that insider purchases (but not sales) tend to be followed by positive abnormal stock price performance, particularly for small growth stocks.

- Prof. B. Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth College
MARKEL CORP (MKL)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Insurance—Property & Casualty

Markel Corporation, a diverse financial holding company, markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. The company's Reinsurance segment offers general liability, professional liability, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and environmental impairment liability; property treaty products for catastrophe, per risk, and retrocessional exposures; and specialty treaty reinsurance products comprising structured and whole turnover credit, political risk, mortgage and contract, and commercial surety reinsurance programs. This segment also provides healthcare, consulting, and others types of services to businesses and consumers, including management and technology consulting, behavioral healthcare, and retail intelligence. The company's Other segment operates as an insurance and investment fund manager offering a range of investment products, including insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, insurance swaps, and weather derivatives; and program services. Markel Corporation was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2022-03-24 MARKEL STEVEN A Director Sell 1,500 $1479.05 $2,218,568 No
2021-10-21 MARKEL STEVEN A Director Sell 1,000 $1317.25 $1,317,246 No
2021-10-19 MARKEL STEVEN A Director Sell 1,500 $1300.16 $1,950,240 No
2021-10-14 MARKEL STEVEN A Director Sell 1,500 $1295.82 $1,943,725 No
2021-04-29 MARKEL STEVEN A Director Sell 437 $1197.29 $523,217 No
2021-04-22 MARKEL STEVEN A Director Sell 563 $1198.14 $674,556 No
2021-04-15 MARKEL STEVEN A Director Sell 1,500 $1199.36 $1,799,038 No
2019-11-26 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 249 $1125.00 $280,125 No
2019-11-21 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 1 $1125.00 $1,125 No
2019-11-19 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1125.00 $281,250 No
2019-11-14 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1129.41 $282,354 No
2019-11-12 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 502 $1152.56 $578,586 No
2019-11-07 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1175.39 $293,849 No
2019-11-05 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1170.60 $292,651 No
2019-10-31 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1156.96 $289,240 No
2019-10-30 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 310 $1125.08 $348,775 No
2019-10-24 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 190 $1128.58 $214,430 No
2019-10-22 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1146.47 $286,617 No
2019-10-17 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1133.50 $283,374 No
2019-10-15 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1146.66 $286,666 No
2019-10-10 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1145.72 $286,429 No
2019-10-08 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1153.89 $288,473 No
2019-10-03 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1143.02 $285,756 No
2019-10-01 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1188.84 $297,211 No
2019-09-26 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1196.71 $299,177 No
2019-09-24 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1192.24 $298,060 No
2019-09-19 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1195.91 $298,979 No
2019-09-17 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 250 $1174.42 $293,605 No
2019-08-08 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 677 $1119.56 $757,944 No
2019-08-07 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 2,955 $1111.37 $3,284,107 No

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