Why insider trading matters?

When insiders buy shares on the open market, this can thus be regarded as a strong endorsement by those that know the company the best -- they are literally betting their own money on the company's future. Insider selling, however, is not necessarily meaningful in any way, as there is a range of reasons for insiders to liquidate (some) of the shares they own.

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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
2021-10-15 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 750 $1302.65 $976,988 No
2020-08-11 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 500 $1110.87 $555,436 No
2020-08-06 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 500 $1075.00 $537,500 No
2019-12-23 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 250 $1137.01 $284,252 No
2019-12-16 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 250 $1133.59 $283,398 No
2019-12-09 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 250 $1136.09 $284,021 No
2019-12-02 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 250 $1132.29 $283,074 No
2019-11-01 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 500 $1173.93 $586,965 No
2018-09-05 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 500 $1202.80 $601,398 No
2018-02-13 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 200 $1098.84 $219,768 No
2018-02-09 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 300 $1060.02 $318,006 No
2017-08-28 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 100 $1050.20 $105,020 No
2017-08-23 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 600 $1045.93 $627,558 No
2017-08-21 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 100 $1050.00 $105,000 No
2017-08-14 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 100 $1045.10 $104,510 No
2017-08-07 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 100 $1061.10 $106,110 No
2017-08-02 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 100 $1085.31 $108,531 No
2016-05-19 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 200 $962.82 $192,564 No
2016-02-17 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 500 $842.00 $421,000 No
2015-08-11 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 200 $870.21 $174,042 No
2015-02-18 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 200 $748.75 $149,750 No
2014-11-10 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 200 $702.31 $140,462 No
2014-08-14 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 300 $640.39 $192,117 No
2014-05-27 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 200 $629.00 $125,800 No
2013-12-03 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 200 $558.00 $111,600 No
2012-02-29 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 200 $409.51 $81,902 No
2011-12-02 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 100 $395.04 $39,504 No
2010-08-12 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 200 $329.50 $65,900 No
2008-05-12 Whitt Richard R III Sr. VP and CFO Buy 100 $404.00 $40,400 No
2008-05-01 Whitt Richard R III Sr. VP and CFO Buy 100 $418.00 $41,800 No

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