Kemper Corp (KMPR) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.25 Per Share

Analysts expect that Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $1.25 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Kemper’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.57 and the highest is $1.93. Kemper posted earnings per share of $0.56 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 123.2%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, February 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Kemper will report full-year earnings of $2.14 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.77 to $2.50. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $2.91 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.50 to $3.45. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Kemper.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 firm had revenue of $690.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $680.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.40) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 18th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $67.50.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Amalgamated Bank increased its holdings in Kemper by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 5,758 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $222,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its holdings in Kemper by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 31,242 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,206,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its holdings in Kemper by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 31,925 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,232,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its holdings in Kemper by 7.5% in the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 9,850 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $380,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the period. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in Kemper by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 18,057 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $697,000 after buying an additional 1,339 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 57.79% of the company’s stock.

Kemper (NYSE KMPR) traded up $0.15 on Tuesday, hitting $69.35. 161,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 146,386. Kemper has a 12-month low of $36.35 and a 12-month high of $71.52. The company has a current ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,560.43, a P/E ratio of 31.24 and a beta of 1.19.

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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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