Brightworth maintained its position in shares of Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 225 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Markel Corp. comprises 0.2% of Brightworth’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. Brightworth’s holdings in Markel Corp. were worth $214,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in MKL. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Markel Corp. by 0.5% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 972 shares of the company’s stock valued at $867,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Markel Corp. by 4.4% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 84,872 shares of the company’s stock valued at $75,625,000 after buying an additional 3,584 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in shares of Markel Corp. by 5.0% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 28,720 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,606,000 after buying an additional 1,361 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Markel Corp. by 24.1% in the first quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 4,168 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,716,000 after buying an additional 809 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Markel Corp. during the first quarter valued at approximately $615,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.11% of the company’s stock.

Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) traded up 0.36% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $930.99. 25,873 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $13.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.45 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $929.65 and a 200-day moving average price of $926.43. Markel Corp. has a 12 month low of $791.97 and a 12 month high of $989.18.

Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $5.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $6.39 by $0.98. Markel Corp. had a return on equity of 6.65% and a net margin of 9.78%. On average, analysts anticipate that Markel Corp. will post $33.38 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts recently commented on MKL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Markel Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. SunTrust Banks Inc. upped their price target on shares of Markel Corp. from $920.00 to $950.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th.

Markel Corp. Company Profile

Markel Corporation is a financial holding company serving a range of markets. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. The Company monitors and reports its ongoing underwriting operations in three segments: U.S. Insurance, International Insurance and Reinsurance.

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