Analysts expect that Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) will announce $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Kemper’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.56 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.80. Kemper reported earnings per share of ($0.08) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 937.5%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Thursday, May 3rd.
On average, analysts expect that Kemper will report full year earnings of $3.72 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.45 to $3.97. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $4.26 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.01 to $4.50. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Kemper.
Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The insurance provider reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.22. The company had revenue of $697.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $722.15 million. Kemper had a return on equity of 4.14% and a net margin of 4.44%.
Several research analysts have commented on KMPR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. ValuEngine lowered Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, William Blair raised Kemper from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and four have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Strong Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.50.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KMPR. Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Kemper by 20.3% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 10,477 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $555,000 after purchasing an additional 1,769 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Kemper during the third quarter worth $459,000. State of Tennessee Treasury Department acquired a new position in Kemper during the third quarter worth $5,300,000. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new position in Kemper during the third quarter worth $562,000. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in Kemper by 3.0% during the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 205,102 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $10,871,000 after acquiring an additional 5,916 shares during the period. 58.47% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Kemper (KMPR) traded up $0.15 on Thursday, reaching $56.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 767,235 shares, compared to its average volume of 363,118. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,923.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.38 and a beta of 1.10. 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 business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th were issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 16th. Kemper’s payout ratio is currently 41.20%.
WARNING: “Brokerages Anticipate Kemper Corp (KMPR) to Post $0.67 EPS” was first reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is the property of of Dispatch Tribunal. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international copyright and trademark law. The original version of this piece can be read at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2018/03/18/brokerages-anticipate-kemper-corp-kmpr-to-post-0-67-eps.html.
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.
Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Kemper (KMPR)
For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com
Receive News & Ratings for Kemper Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Kemper and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.