Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for Markel Corp. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.
We show how MKL stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Finance sector and Specialty Insurance industry.
Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.
Markel Corp. is a financial holding company, which engages in underwriting specialty insurance products for a variety of niche markets. It operates through the following segments: Insurance and Reinsurance. The Insurance segment includes all direct business and facultative placements written within the company's underwriting operations. The Reinsurance segment includes all treaty reinsurance written within the company's underwriting operations. Markel was founded by Samuel A. Markel in 1930 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, VA.
Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.
Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.
Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)
Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)
Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)
Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)
Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.
Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)
Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)