Q4 2018 EPS Estimates for Kemper Corp Raised by Analyst (KMPR)

Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) – Equities research analysts at William Blair increased their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for Kemper in a report released on Thursday. William Blair analyst A. Klauber now expects that the insurance provider will post earnings per share of $0.95 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.79. William Blair has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Kemper’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on KMPR. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kemper from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and four have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Kemper has an average rating of “Strong Buy” and an average target price of $67.50.

Shares of Kemper (KMPR) traded up $1.05 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $57.40. 379,554 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 271,037. Kemper has a 52 week low of $36.35 and a 52 week high of $71.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.15 and a current ratio of 0.15. The stock has a market cap of $3,028.61, a P/E ratio of 24.18 and a beta of 1.00.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 16th. Kemper’s dividend payout ratio is presently 41.20%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Kemper by 6.7% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 144,822 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $5,590,000 after purchasing an additional 9,116 shares during the last quarter. USA Financial Portformulas Corp purchased a new position in shares of Kemper in the 3rd quarter valued at $549,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kemper in the 3rd quarter valued at $2,623,000. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of Kemper by 3.7% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 139,541 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $7,396,000 after buying an additional 4,941 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Kemper by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,609,922 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $139,342,000 after buying an additional 150,227 shares during the last quarter. 58.13% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Kemper

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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