Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its stake in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) by 8.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 9,160 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 750 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans’ holdings in Kemper Corporation were worth $365,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of KMPR. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new stake in Kemper Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $223,000. Airain ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Kemper Corporation during the first quarter worth about $241,000. Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its stake in shares of Kemper Corporation by 3.2% in the first quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 6,239 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $249,000 after buying an additional 196 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Kemper Corporation by 2.7% in the first quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC now owns 6,580 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $263,000 after buying an additional 174 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new stake in shares of Kemper Corporation during the fourth quarter worth $297,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.13% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Kemper Corporation (NYSE KMPR) opened at 48.60 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $40.62 and a 200 day moving average of $40.65. Kemper Corporation has a 12-month low of $35.30 and a 12-month high of $49.20. The company has a market cap of $2.49 billion, a PE ratio of 48.99 and a beta of 1.11.
Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $684.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $641.20 million. Kemper Corporation had a return on equity of 1.26% and a net margin of 1.95%. Kemper Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.08 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Kemper Corporation will post $1.66 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. Kemper Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 97.96%.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. UBS AG raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $52.50.
About Kemper Corporation
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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