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Markel: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) _ Markel Corp. (MKL) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $594.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Glen Allen, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $42.76. Earnings, adjusted for investment gains, were $9.24 per share.

The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $9.41 per share.

The insurer posted revenue of $2.47 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $1.86 billion.

Markel shares have climbed slightly more than 3% since the beginning of the year. The stock has dropped 5% in the last 12 months.

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