Shares of Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $55.00.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kemper Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, TheStreet cut Kemper Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th.

Shares of Kemper Corporation (KMPR) traded down 0.51% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $48.60. The company had a trading volume of 193,959 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $40.62 and its 200 day moving average price is $40.65. The company has a market cap of $2.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.99 and a beta of 1.11. Kemper Corporation has a 52-week low of $35.30 and a 52-week high of $49.20.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $684.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $641.20 million. Kemper Corporation had a return on equity of 1.26% and a net margin of 1.95%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.08 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Kemper Corporation will post $1.66 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 28th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.98%. Kemper Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 97.96%.

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A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KMPR. Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in Kemper Corporation by 0.9% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 5,758 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $222,000 after buying an additional 53 shares in the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in Kemper Corporation by 1.0% in the first quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 7,991 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 77 shares in the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in Kemper Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 31,242 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $1,206,000 after buying an additional 80 shares in the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Kemper Corporation by 0.6% in the second quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 17,405 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $672,000 after buying an additional 99 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. boosted its stake in Kemper Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 32,046 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $1,237,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. 55.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Kemper Corporation 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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