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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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
2020-02-07 Crouch Nora N Chief Accounting Officer Sell 212 $1288.64 $273,192 No
2019-03-06 Crouch Nora N CAO and Controller Sell 50 $985.26 $49,263 No
2018-11-06 Crouch Nora N Chief Accounting Officer Buy 9 $1099.26 $9,893 No
2018-05-22 Crouch Nora N Chief Accounting Officer Sell 90 $1151.58 $103,983 No
2017-08-01 Crouch Nora N Chief Accounting Officer Buy 7 $1076.50 $7,536 No
2017-02-13 Crouch Nora N Chief Accounting Officer Buy 10 $948.88 $9,489 No
2015-05-11 Crouch Nora N Controller and CAO Buy 15 $775.72 $11,636 No
2014-02-14 Crouch Nora N Controller and CAO Buy 185 $568.69 $105,000 No

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