Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company.

KMPR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Kemper Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. BidaskClub raised Kemper Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Kemper Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th.

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In related news, insider Mark A. Green acquired 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $37.72 per share, with a total value of $37,720.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Kemper Corporation by 15,823.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,643,923 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $185,293,000 after buying an additional 4,614,759 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Kemper Corporation by 5.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,459,695 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $138,041,000 after buying an additional 185,850 shares during the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its stake in Kemper Corporation by 6.3% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 2,492,739 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $99,461,000 after buying an additional 147,995 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in Kemper Corporation by 0.7% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,398,575 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $55,812,000 after buying an additional 9,166 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Kemper Corporation by 3.1% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 587,789 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $23,453,000 after buying an additional 17,651 shares during the last quarter. 55.10% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) traded up 1.87% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $38.15. 241,538 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $38.91 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.35. The company has a market cap of $1.96 billion, a PE ratio of 105.97 and a beta of 1.11. Kemper Corporation has a 52-week low of $33.66 and a 52-week high of $45.95.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The insurance provider reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.11. The company had revenue of $651.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $652.25 million. Kemper Corporation had a net margin of 0.73% and a return on equity of 0.44%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.01) EPS. Equities analysts predict that Kemper Corporation will post $1.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Kemper Corporation

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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