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
2018-08-02 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1190.40 $238,080 No
2018-07-19 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1138.50 $227,700 No
2018-07-05 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1083.73 $216,747 No
2018-07-02 KIRSHNER ALAN I Executive Chairman Sell 100 $1085.92 $108,592 No
2018-06-21 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1092.43 $218,486 No
2018-06-07 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1108.91 $221,781 No
2018-05-24 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1136.06 $227,212 No
2018-05-22 Crouch Nora N Chief Accounting Officer Sell 90 $1151.58 $103,983 No
2018-05-10 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1147.55 $229,509 No
2018-04-26 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1137.78 $227,555 No
2018-04-12 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1162.87 $232,574 No
2018-04-02 KIRSHNER ALAN I Executive Chairman Sell 100 $1149.02 $114,902 No
2018-03-29 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1165.33 $233,066 No
2018-03-15 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1140.08 $228,016 No
2018-02-28 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 48 $1120.20 $53,770 No
2018-03-01 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1115.37 $223,075 No
2018-02-23 Schewel Michael Jay Director Buy 225 $1114.90 $250,853 No
2018-02-15 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1125.96 $225,192 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
2018-02-01 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1143.46 $228,693 No
2018-01-18 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1109.32 $221,863 No
2018-01-04 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1115.78 $223,155 No
2018-01-02 KIRSHNER ALAN I Executive Chairman Sell 100 $1133.50 $113,350 No
2017-12-21 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1132.73 $226,546 No
2017-12-08 Waleski Anne G Exec Vice President and CFO Sell 838 $1102.48 $923,875 No
2017-12-07 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1100.58 $220,116 No
2017-11-27 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1078.70 $215,741 No
2017-11-09 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1071.94 $214,389 No
2017-11-08 Lewis Lemuel E Director Buy 1,000 $1080.96 $1,080,960 No

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