Denali Advisors Ltd has 0% invested in Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) for 62 shares. Federated Investors Inc /pa/ now owns 23,622 shares valued at $912,000. The Iowa-based Principal Financial Grp has invested 0.01% in Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR). About 20,414 shares traded. Bank of Montreal Can has an ownership of 12,298 stocks of the insurance provider's shares valued at $491,000 after scooping up an extra 420 stocks in the previous period. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in Kemper Corporation by 7.2% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 7,262 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 490 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Kemper Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $205,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. increased its stake in Kemper Corporation by 8.6% in the first quarter. State Treasurer State of MI now owns 19,750 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $788,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in shares of Kemper Corporation during the first quarter worth about $4,473,000.
A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. The value of the investment in Kemper Corporation increased from $471,000 to $992,000 increasing 110.6% quarter over quarter. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.49 billion, a PE ratio of 48.94 and a beta of 1.11. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $40.01 and a 200 day moving average price of $40.55.
Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.99 and is estimated to be $1.66 for the current year with 51,309,000 shares now outstanding. The company had revenue of $684.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $641.20 million. Kemper Corporation had a return on equity of 1.26% and a net margin of 1.95%. Kemper Corporation's revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Kemper Corporation will post $1.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 28th. The dividend payment will be $0.240 per share for the quarter or $0.96 on an annualized basis. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This dividend amount will represent a yeild of $2.02. Kemper Corporation's dividend payout ratio is presently 97.96%.
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Several brokerages recently commented on KMPR. TheStreet cut Kemper Corporation from a b- recommendation to a c recommendation in a study on Thurs, May 4th. On February 18 the stock rating was upgraded to "Buy" from "Hold" by analysts at Sandler O'Neill.
Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Kemper Corp's analysts are positive.
8/3/2017 - Kemper Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from a "market perform" rating to a "strong-buy" rating. UBS AG raised Kemper Corporation from a "market perform" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Four research experts recommended the company shares with a hold recommendation, 1 has given a buy recommendation and two has issued a strong buy recommendation to the share.
On April 5 analysts at Janney Capital added the stock to its research portfolio setting a rating of "Buy".