Kemper (KMPR) Issues Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.10 EPS

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The insurance provider reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by ($0.10), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Kemper had a return on equity of 4.47% and a net margin of 4.32%.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $57.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 268,269 shares, compared to its average volume of 186,216. Kemper has a 1 year low of $36.35 and a 1 year high of $71.52. The stock has a market cap of $2,968.74, a PE ratio of 26.01 and a beta of 1.00. 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 also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 16th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. Kemper’s payout ratio is currently 43.24%.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine cut Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised 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. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $67.50.

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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.

Earnings History for Kemper (NYSE:KMPR)

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