Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $55.00.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st.

Kemper (NYSE KMPR) traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $68.50. 254,730 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 165,917. Kemper has a 52 week low of $36.35 and a 52 week high of $71.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 0.17 and a quick ratio of 0.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,530.00, a PE ratio of 31.28 and a beta of 1.19.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.57. Kemper had a net margin of 4.32% and a return on equity of 4.47%. The company had revenue of $690.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $680.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.40) earnings per share. Kemper’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Kemper will post 1.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Kemper by 3.7% during the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 139,541 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $7,396,000 after purchasing an additional 4,941 shares in the last quarter. Invictus RG acquired a new stake in shares of Kemper during the third quarter worth about $207,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Kemper by 3.4% during the third quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 355,741 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $18,855,000 after purchasing an additional 11,669 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in shares of Kemper by 47.0% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 61,953 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $3,283,000 after purchasing an additional 19,797 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in shares of Kemper by 6.8% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 124,699 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $6,590,000 after purchasing an additional 7,933 shares in the last quarter. 57.72% of the stock is currently 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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