Analysts predict that Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) will report sales of $667.10 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Kemper’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $664.40 million and the highest estimate coming in at $669.80 million. Kemper reported sales of $642.70 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 3.8%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, February 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Kemper will report full-year sales of $667.10 million for the current year. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will post sales of $2.78 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $2.74 billion to $2.82 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Kemper.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.57. The firm had revenue of $690.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $680.90 million. Kemper had a net margin of 4.32% and a return on equity of 4.47%. The business’s revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.40) EPS.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kemper from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.50.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $68.60. 223,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 169,105. The company has a quick ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The stock has a market cap of $3,532.14, a P/E ratio of 39.45 and a beta of 1.19. Kemper has a 1-year low of $36.35 and a 1-year high of $71.52.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 28th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. Kemper’s payout ratio is presently 43.24%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KMPR. Fiduciary Trust Co. acquired a new position in Kemper in the second quarter valued at about $122,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Kemper by 18.1% during the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,779 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $146,000 after buying an additional 580 shares during the period. Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Kemper by 75.3% during the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 4,828 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $186,000 after buying an additional 2,074 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Kemper by 78.8% during the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 4,828 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $186,000 after buying an additional 2,128 shares during the period. Finally, Invictus RG purchased a new stake in shares of Kemper during the third quarter worth approximately $207,000. 57.74% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Kemper 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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