Why Markel Is Ready to Rebound
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Markel and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Glen Allen, Va. (1930)
Property and casualty insurance
Chairman/CEO Alan Kirshner
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$1.6 billion / $1.5 billion
CNA Financial Meadowbrook Insurance Group Travelers Companies
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 2,817 members who have rated Markel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I am taking advantage of the recent sell off in Markel that came as a result of its planned acquisition of Alterra. Whether this drop was caused by disapproval of the deal or by [merger arbitrage] players hedging their positions by shorting [Markel] is difficult to say, but I personally like the deal and the company so I'm adding it here.
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