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
$2.0 billion / $1.5 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 2,830 members who have rated Markel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last month, one of those Fools, TMFTypeoh, succinctly summed up the Markel bull case for our community: "Tremendous company. Great management, niche markets, lots of reinvestment opportunities. Should be able to grow book value above market rates. Outperform."
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