Why insider trading matters?

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
2010-11-23 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 1,200 $358.82 $430,585 No
2010-11-15 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 4,000 $365.66 $1,462,633 No
2010-11-11 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 4,000 $364.81 $1,459,235 No
2010-11-12 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 100 $359.55 $35,955 No
2010-09-16 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 80 $341.01 $27,281 No
2010-09-16 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 4 $341.00 $1,328 No
2010-09-08 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 100 $330.58 $33,058 No
2010-08-16 Latham John K Managing Director Sell 2 $324.71 $718 No
2010-08-12 Whitt Richard R III President & Co-COO Sell 200 $329.50 $65,900 No
2010-06-03 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 145 $349.50 $50,678 No
2010-05-20 Crowley F. Michael President & Co-COO Buy 300 $338.48 $101,544 No
2010-03-26 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 120 $372.28 $44,674 No
2009-12-22 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 275 $326.60 $89,814 No
2009-08-14 Crowley F. Michael Pres., Specialty Program Div. Buy 300 $312.82 $93,846 No
2009-11-18 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 2,700 $327.47 $884,171 No
2009-11-17 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 2,000 $329.73 $659,458 No
2009-09-04 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 500 $323.55 $161,775 No
2009-09-03 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 3,700 $323.71 $1,197,721 No
2009-09-02 Broaddus J Alfred Jr Director Sell 385 $324.11 $124,784 No
2009-08-07 Lewis Lemuel E Director Buy 250 $313.44 $78,360 No
2009-06-30 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 200 $277.15 $55,430 No
2009-06-02 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 17,097 $285.10 $4,874,269 No
2009-06-01 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 45,637 $285.01 $13,006,983 No
2009-05-29 MARKEL ANTHONY F Vice Chairman Sell 5,600 $285.00 $1,596,000 No
2009-05-13 KASEN STEWART M Director Sell 4,900 $285.78 $1,400,300 No
2009-03-23 Lewis Lemuel E Director Buy 500 $253.00 $126,500 No
2009-03-20 Lewis Lemuel E Director Buy 500 $239.92 $119,958 No
2009-03-10 Crowley F. Michael Pres., Specialty Program Div. Buy 250 $225.33 $56,334 No
2008-11-12 EBY DOUGLAS C Director Sell 182 $305.25 $55,555 No
2008-08-08 MARKEL STEVEN A Vice Chairman Sell 4,000 $367.46 $1,469,834 No

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