Boston Research & Management Boosted By $518,805 Its Cvs Health (CVS) Position; 2 Analysts Covering Markel (MKL)

February 25, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Among 4 analysts covering Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Markel Corporation had 11 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) rating on Monday, October 2. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $1050.0 target. William Blair upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, April 14 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Wednesday, July 26. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) on Friday, August 7 to “” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 7 with “Hold”. The stock of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 28 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, February 7. See Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) latest ratings:

07/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $1200.0 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $1200.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $1100.0 Maintain
02/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $1050.0 Maintain
28/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $1050.0 Maintain

Boston Research & Management Inc increased Cvs Health Corp (CVS) stake by 18.2% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Boston Research & Management Inc acquired 6,405 shares as Cvs Health Corp (CVS)’s stock declined 4.23%. The Boston Research & Management Inc holds 41,592 shares with $3.38M value, up from 35,187 last quarter. Cvs Health Corp now has $69.15 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $68.16. About 5.80 million shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since February 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $39.50 million activity. The insider Moriarty Thomas M sold $7.19M. The insider Foulkes Helena sold $1.42M. Shares for $18.88M were sold by Denton David M. Another trade for 85,743 shares valued at $7.13 million was sold by Roberts Jonathan C.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 60 investors sold CVS shares while 571 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. 801.45 million shares or 0.31% less from 803.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 66,195 were reported by Westpac Bk. Cornercap Investment Counsel has invested 0.66% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Clark Estates Ny owns 432,802 shares. Wetherby Asset Mngmt has 25,764 shares. Putnam Fl Invest Management holds 0.65% or 83,877 shares in its portfolio. The Colorado-based Cambiar has invested 0.69% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). St Johns Invest Mngmt Llc owns 0.81% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 13,592 shares. 1832 Asset Mngmt LP invested in 0.01% or 35,805 shares. 210,625 were reported by Madison Inv Holding Inc. Hite Hedge Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 2,650 shares. 20,376 were reported by Bremer Trust National Association. Exchange Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 47,093 shares. Raymond James Fincl Ser has invested 0.24% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Palouse Cap Mgmt owns 1.03% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 37,830 shares. Moreover, Hourglass Limited Liability Com has 0.2% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 10,458 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. CVS Health had 72 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital with “Hold” on Tuesday, November 7. As per Thursday, December 17, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. On Tuesday, November 21 the stock rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 8 report. Mizuho maintained CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) on Wednesday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Friday, October 13 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Oppenheimer. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) earned “Hold” rating by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, August 16. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) earned “Hold” rating by Needham on Friday, September 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Tuesday, January 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 29 investors sold Markel Corporation shares while 109 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 119 raised stakes. 10.44 million shares or 0.15% more from 10.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Commonwealth Equity Services invested in 0.02% or 3,098 shares. 1,270 are held by Texas Yale Cap Corp. Bb&T Corporation has 301 shares. Eaton Vance Mngmt owns 11,348 shares. Panagora Asset Management holds 0% of its portfolio in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) for 408 shares. Davenport Communications Ltd Company invested in 285,840 shares or 3.87% of the stock. Vaughan Nelson Inv Mngmt Lp has invested 0.42% of its portfolio in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). World Asset Mgmt reported 0.02% in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Steinberg Asset Lc stated it has 1.43% of its portfolio in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership accumulated 94 shares. Gulf Intl Commercial Bank (Uk) Limited owns 4,202 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.08% or 6,476 shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 0.01% stake. 3,699 are held by Numeric Investors Limited Company. Moreover, Cwm has 0% invested in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) for 6 shares.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $15.59 billion. It operates through three divisions: U.S. It has a 43.47 P/E ratio. Insurance, International Insurance, and Reinsurance.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $2.19 million activity. 200 shares were sold by MARKEL STEVEN A, worth $213,514 on Thursday, October 26. The insider KIRSHNER ALAN I sold 100 shares worth $107,770. Whitt Richard R III also sold $105,020 worth of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) shares.

The stock increased 1.35% or $14.9 during the last trading session, reaching $1121.9. About 17,234 shares traded. Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) has declined 1.06% since February 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.76% the S&P500.

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