Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) – Langen Mcalenn boosted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Kemper in a research report issued on Tuesday. Langen Mcalenn analyst R. Glasspiegel now forecasts that the insurance provider will post earnings per share of $3.45 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $3.10.

Several other research firms also recently issued reports on KMPR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kemper from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $67.50.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) traded up $1.70 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $70.95. 125,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 146,200. Kemper has a twelve month low of $36.35 and a twelve month high of $71.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,563.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.96 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a current ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.

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

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Amalgamated Bank raised its holdings in shares of Kemper by 0.9% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 5,758 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $222,000 after purchasing an additional 53 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Kemper by 0.3% during the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 31,242 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,206,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Kemper by 0.3% during the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 32,046 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,237,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Kemper by 0.4% during the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 31,925 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,232,000 after purchasing an additional 140 shares during the period. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its holdings in shares of Kemper by 7.5% during the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 9,850 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $380,000 after purchasing an additional 690 shares during the period. 57.72% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Kemper Company Profile

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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