Kemper (KMPR) Earns News Impact Rating of 4.88

Media coverage about Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) has trended extremely positive on Sunday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Kemper earned a coverage optimism score of 4.88 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned headlines about the insurance provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Kemper’s analysis:

Shares of KMPR opened at $73.38 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.27 and a quick ratio of 0.27. Kemper has a one year low of $50.85 and a one year high of $87.00. The company has a market cap of $4.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 44.74 and a beta of 1.11.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 5th. The insurance provider reported $1.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.39. Kemper had a return on equity of 9.56% and a net margin of 6.63%. The firm had revenue of $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.07 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.85 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 73.2% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts predict that Kemper will post 4.33 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 4th. Investors of record on Monday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 16th. Kemper’s payout ratio is 58.54%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on KMPR shares. ValuEngine downgraded Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on Kemper in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. They set a “market perform” rating and a $80.00 price target for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $84.00.

In other news, Director George N. Cochran purchased 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $83.55 per share, for a total transaction of $41,775.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 9,428 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $787,709.40. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 0.92% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Kemper Company Profile

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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