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
2017-02-13 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 75 $948.75 $71,156 No
2015-12-01 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 46 $903.63 $41,567 No
2015-08-28 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 96 $830.00 $79,680 No
2015-03-16 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 145 $755.39 $109,532 No
2014-03-04 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 43 $577.00 $24,811 No
2014-09-12 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Buy 16 $644.00 $10,304 No
2014-04-04 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 33 $603.20 $19,906 No
2014-03-04 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 42 $577.00 $24,234 No
2014-02-12 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 20 $553.46 $11,069 No
2014-01-31 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 65 $540.15 $35,110 No
2013-12-24 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 87 $575.25 $50,047 No
2013-12-04 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 34 $558.15 $18,977 No
2013-10-16 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 96 $519.26 $49,849 No
2012-12-31 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Buy 155 $427.98 $66,337 No
2011-09-01 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 123 $392.16 $48,236 No
2011-08-11 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 100 $370.41 $37,041 No
2010-12-06 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Buy 27 $360.00 $9,720 No
2010-11-12 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 100 $359.55 $35,955 No
2010-09-08 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 100 $330.58 $33,058 No
2009-06-30 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 200 $277.15 $55,430 No
2008-11-12 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 182 $305.25 $55,555 No
2008-08-08 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 1,000 $362.30 $362,295 No

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