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Insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.

- Peter Lynch
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
2017-10-30 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 169 $1096.26 $185,268 No
2017-10-26 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1067.57 $213,514 No
2017-10-12 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1082.68 $216,536 No
2017-10-03 KIRSHNER ALAN I Executive Chairman Sell 100 $1077.70 $107,770 No
2017-09-28 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 200 $1065.63 $213,127 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
2017-08-15 Crowley F. Michael Vice Chairman Sell 302 $1047.20 $316,254 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
2017-08-02 Kiscaden Bradley James EVP & Chief Actuarial Officer Sell 350 $1074.56 $376,096 No
2017-08-03 KIRSHNER ALAN I Executive Chairman Sell 100 $1054.03 $105,403 No
2017-08-01 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 3,875 $1074.48 $4,163,620 No
2017-08-01 Crouch Nora N Chief Accounting Officer Buy 7 $1076.50 $7,536 No
2017-02-23 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 2,000 $971.39 $1,942,788 No
2017-02-13 Kiscaden Bradley James EVP & Chief Actuarial Officer Sell 400 $948.00 $379,200 No
2017-02-13 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 75 $948.75 $71,156 No
2017-02-13 Crowley F. Michael Vice Chairman Sell 1,049 $946.84 $993,235 No
2017-02-13 Crouch Nora N Chief Accounting Officer Buy 10 $948.88 $9,489 No
2016-11-30 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 105 $896.00 $94,080 No
2016-05-20 KIRSHNER ALAN I Executive Chairman Sell 1,990 $972.24 $1,934,756 No
2016-05-19 Whitt Richard R III Co-Chief Executive Officer Sell 200 $962.82 $192,564 No
2016-05-19 Waleski Anne G Exec Vice President and CFO Sell 746 $965.51 $720,270 No
2016-05-18 Crowley F. Michael President Sell 2,000 $949.93 $1,899,855 No
2016-05-16 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 5,000 $955.94 $4,779,696 No
2016-05-13 Waleski Anne G Exec Vice President and CFO Sell 387 $956.02 $369,980 No
2016-05-10 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 95 $961.00 $91,295 No
2016-05-10 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 95 $961.00 $91,295 No

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