Media headlines about Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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 news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.8442942230136 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on KMPR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub cut Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.50.

Shares of Kemper (KMPR) opened at $68.45 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $3,506.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.17 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 0.17 and a quick ratio of 0.17. Kemper has a 1 year low of $36.35 and a 1 year high of $71.52.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.57. The business had revenue of $690.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $680.90 million. Kemper had a return on equity of 4.47% and a net margin of 4.32%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.40) earnings per share. analysts expect that Kemper will post 1.57 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. Kemper’s dividend payout ratio is currently 43.24%.

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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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