Media headlines about Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kemper earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.7715873097153 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Kemper Corp (KMPR) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- $0.67 EPS Expected for Kemper Corp (KMPR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head-To-Head Comparison: Fortegra Financial (FRF) versus Kemper (KMPR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Kemper Executives to Speak at the 22nd Annual CFA Society of New York Insurance Industry Conference (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on KMPR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 18th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, William Blair upgraded shares of 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 assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Strong Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.50.
Shares of KMPR stock opened at $57.55 on Wednesday. Kemper has a fifty-two week low of $36.35 and a fifty-two week high of $71.52. The firm has a market cap of $2,923.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.70 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 0.15 and a quick ratio of 0.15.
Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The insurance provider reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.22. Kemper had a net margin of 4.44% and a return on equity of 4.14%. The business had revenue of $697.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $722.15 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Kemper will post 3.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 20th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 16th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.67%. Kemper’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.20%.
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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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