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TMCNet:  Shares of MKL Up 27.6% Since Uptrend Call on Shares

[December 17, 2012]

Shares of MKL Up 27.6% Since Uptrend Call on Shares

Dec 17, 2012 (SmarTrend(R) Spotlight via COMTEX) -- SmarTrend identified an Uptrend for Markel (NYSE:MKL) on October 21st, 2011 at $380.33. In approximately 14 months, Markel has returned 27.56% as of today's recent price of $485.14.

Over the past year, Markel has traded in a range of $398.65 to $502.20 and is now at $485.14, 22% above that low. Over the past week, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.5% while the 50-day MA has advanced 0.8%.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs to a variety of niche markets. The Company also underwrites a diverse property, casualty, marine, and aviation insurance and reinsurance business on a worldwide basis.

SmarTrend will continue to scan these moving averages and a number of other proprietary indicators for any shifts in the trajectory of Markel shares.Log in and add Markel (MKL) to your watchlist today so you can receive a real-time alert when the shares are about to change trend.

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