Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) insider James J. Mckinney purchased 275 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $37.68 per share, with a total value of $10,362.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $613,242. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) traded down 1.53% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $38.55. The company had a trading volume of 122,004 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $39.11 and a 200-day moving average price of $41.58. Kemper Corp has a 52 week low of $29.62 and a 52 week high of $45.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion, a PE ratio of 107.08 and a beta of 1.02.

Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The insurance provider reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.11. The business had revenue of $651.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $652.25 million. Kemper Corp had a return on equity of 0.64% and a net margin of 0.67%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.01) EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Kemper Corp will post $1.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 30th. Investors of record on Monday, May 15th will be given a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 11th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.49%. Kemper Corp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 300.00%.

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KMPR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kemper Corp from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. TheStreet downgraded Kemper Corp from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, Langen Mcalenn reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Kemper Corp in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.00.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kemper Corp by 15,823.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,643,923 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $185,293,000 after buying an additional 4,614,759 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kemper Corp by 5.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,459,695 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $138,041,000 after buying an additional 185,850 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in shares of Kemper Corp by 6.3% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 2,492,739 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $99,461,000 after buying an additional 147,995 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Kemper Corp by 0.7% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,398,575 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $55,812,000 after buying an additional 9,166 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Kemper Corp by 1.9% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 800,050 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $31,457,000 after buying an additional 14,622 shares in the last quarter. 57.76% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Kemper Corp Company Profile

Kemper Corporation (Kemper) is a diversified insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance.

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