Kemper Corporation (KMPR) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kemper Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.5215364856606 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Kemper Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised Kemper Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised 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 report on Thursday, August 3rd. UBS AG raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, TheStreet raised Kemper Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.50.

Shares of Kemper Corporation (KMPR) traded up $0.40 on Tuesday, hitting $67.40. The stock had a trading volume of 114,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 169,723. Kemper Corporation has a 12-month low of $36.35 and a 12-month high of $68.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.17 and a current ratio of 0.17. The stock has a market cap of $3,520.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.51 and a beta of 1.18.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.57. Kemper Corporation had a return on equity of 4.47% and a net margin of 4.32%. The firm had revenue of $690.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $680.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.40) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Kemper Corporation will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.42%. Kemper Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 43.84%.

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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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