Analysts Expect Kemper Corp (KMPR) to Announce $0.47 EPS

Equities analysts predict that Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) will post earnings per share of $0.47 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for Kemper Corp’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.53 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.44. Kemper Corp reported earnings per share of ($0.01) during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 4,800%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Kemper Corp will report full-year earnings of $2.00 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.00 to $2.01. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $2.44 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.35 to $2.53. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Kemper Corp.

Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The insurance provider reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.13. Kemper Corp had a return on equity of 0.64% and a net margin of 0.67%. The business had revenue of $642.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $631.21 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.09 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Kemper Corp from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 9th. Langen Mcalenn reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Kemper Corp in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kemper Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Kemper Corp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.00.

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In related news, SVP John Michael Boschelli sold 5,750 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.37, for a total transaction of $249,377.50. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 22,612 shares in the company, valued at approximately $980,682.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Kemper Corp by 1.1% in the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 30,785 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $1,210,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Kemper Corp by 71.7% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 83,622 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $3,705,000 after buying an additional 34,927 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Kemper Corp by 6.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 2,344,531 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $92,187,000 after buying an additional 145,351 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Kemper Corp during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $6,389,000. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in shares of Kemper Corp by 2.6% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 91,057 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $3,580,000 after buying an additional 2,350 shares during the last quarter. 57.76% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) traded up 1.74% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $40.85. The company had a trading volume of 44,950 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $40.48 and its 200-day moving average price is $41.45. Kemper Corp has a one year low of $29.62 and a one year high of $45.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 123.79 and a beta of 1.02.

About Kemper Corp

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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