Kemper Corporation (KMPR) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports
Media stories about Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kemper Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.2905939378753 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Kemper Corporation (NYSE KMPR) opened at 47.60 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.44 billion, a P/E ratio of 47.98 and a beta of 1.09. Kemper Corporation has a 52 week low of $35.30 and a 52 week high of $50.00. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $44.86 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.18.
Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $684.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $641.20 million. Kemper Corporation had a return on equity of 1.26% and a net margin of 1.95%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.08 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Kemper Corporation will post $1.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. Kemper Corporation’s payout ratio is 97.96%.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on KMPR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $56.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub upgraded Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. UBS AG upgraded Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Kemper Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and three have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.50.
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In other news, Director Susan D. Whiting acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of $49.06 per share, with a total value of $49,060.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 1,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $49,060. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.
About Kemper Corporation
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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