Kemper Corp (KMPR) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.24

Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 8th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be given a dividend of 0.24 per share by the insurance provider on Tuesday, March 6th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 16th.

Kemper has a payout ratio of 61.1% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Kemper to earn $3.33 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.96 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 28.8%.

Kemper (KMPR) traded up $0.42 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $56.77. 29,502 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 174,261. The company has a quick ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The firm has a market cap of $3,056.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.38 and a beta of 1.00. Kemper has a 52 week low of $36.35 and a 52 week high of $71.52.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Kemper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $67.50.

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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.

Dividend History for Kemper (NYSE:KMPR)

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