Published On: Mon, Sep 12th, 2016

Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.
KMPR has been the topic of several recent research reports. William Blair reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Kemper Corp. in a research note on Saturday. Janney Montgomery Scott cut shares of Kemper Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kemper Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Langen Mcalenn cut shares of Kemper Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Kemper Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th.
Shares of Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) traded down 0.16% on Monday, hitting $36.69. 80,711 shares of the company traded hands. Kemper Corp. has a 12 month low of $23.51 and a 12 month high of $41.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $36.50 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.23. The company has a market capitalization of $1.88 billion, a PE ratio of 42.47 and a beta of 0.98.

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Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.23. Kemper Corp. had a net margin of 1.80% and a return on equity of 2.25%. The firm had revenue of $627.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $610.01 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.53 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Kemper Corp. will post $1.00 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 15th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 11th. Kemper Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 111.63%.
Kemper Corp. Company Profile
Kemper Corporation is a diversified insurance holding company. The Company, through the subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the property and casualty insurance and life and health insurance businesses.

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