Kemper Corp. (KMPR) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts
Shares of Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Kemper Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kemper Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of Kemper Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. William Blair restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Kemper Corp. in a research report on Saturday, September 10th. Finally, Langen Mcalenn lowered shares of Kemper Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th.
Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) opened at 40.55 on Monday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $38.51 and its 200-day moving average is $35.58. The firm’s market cap is $2.08 billion. Kemper Corp. has a 52 week low of $23.51 and a 52 week high of $41.57.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 9th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.37%. Kemper Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently -505.26%.
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Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Fayez Sarofim & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Kemper Corp. by 24.9% in the second quarter. Fayez Sarofim & Co. now owns 1,051,444 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,574,000 after buying an additional 209,288 shares in the last quarter. Peregrine Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Kemper Corp. during the third quarter valued at about $8,144,000. United Services Automobile Association bought a new stake in shares of Kemper Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $4,616,000. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Kemper Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $4,548,000. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Kemper Corp. by 6.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 2,344,531 shares of the company’s stock valued at $92,187,000 after buying an additional 145,351 shares in the last quarter. 57.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
About Kemper Corp.
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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