Analysts predict that Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) will report earnings of $0.28 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Kemper Corporation’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.25 to $0.32. Kemper Corporation posted earnings per share of ($0.40) during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 170%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Monday, October 30th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Kemper Corporation will report full year earnings of $1.32 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.24 to $1.40. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $2.63 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.50 to $2.80. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Kemper Corporation.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $684.40 million for 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 firm’s revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.08 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 1st. Finally, UBS AG raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Kemper Corporation presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.50.

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Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) opened at 59.95 on Wednesday. Kemper Corporation has a 12-month low of $35.30 and a 12-month high of $60.40. The company has a market cap of $3.08 billion, a PE ratio of 60.43 and a beta of 1.11. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $53.23 and a 200 day moving average price of $44.25.

In other news, Director Susan D. Whiting purchased 1,000 shares of Kemper Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $49.06 per share, with a total value of $49,060.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $49,060. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in KMPR. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 4.9% during the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 31,162 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,243,000 after purchasing an additional 1,468 shares in the last quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new position in shares of Kemper Corporation during the first quarter worth $312,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 3.2% during the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 135,706 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $5,414,000 after purchasing an additional 4,265 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 3.5% during the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 128,483 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $5,126,000 after purchasing an additional 4,293 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 5.8% during the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 31,785 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,268,000 after purchasing an additional 1,740 shares in the last quarter. 56.04% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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