Kemper (KMPR) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.7863699488436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently weighed in on KMPR. William Blair reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Kemper in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and four have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Strong Buy” and a consensus target price of $67.50.

KMPR stock opened at $76.55 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $3.90 billion, a PE ratio of 46.68 and a beta of 1.06. Kemper has a twelve month low of $36.35 and a twelve month high of $76.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.15 and a quick ratio of 0.15.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 30th. The insurance provider reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.41. The business had revenue of $693.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $688.45 million. Kemper had a return on equity of 7.06% and a net margin of 6.33%. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.08) earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Kemper will post 4.34 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 14th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. Kemper’s payout ratio is currently 58.54%.

In related news, Director George N. Cochran purchased 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $68.55 per share, for a total transaction of $34,275.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 8,508 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $583,223.40. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.92% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Kemper

Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company, provides property and casualty, and life and health insurance to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company's Property & Casualty Insurance segment provides automobile, homeowners, renters, fire, umbrella, and other types of property and casualty insurance to individuals; and commercial automobile insurance to businesses.

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