Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) by 11.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,708 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 884 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Kemper Corporation were worth $336,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in KMPR. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its position in Kemper Corporation by 3.3% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 12,700 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $490,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Kemper Corporation by 18.1% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,779 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 580 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its position in Kemper Corporation by 4.5% in the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 17,782 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $686,000 after buying an additional 764 shares during the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Kemper Corporation by 0.6% in the second quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 17,405 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $672,000 after buying an additional 99 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its position in Kemper Corporation by 8.5% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 7,882 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $304,000 after buying an additional 620 shares during the last quarter. 56.10% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) traded up 0.84% during trading on Thursday, reaching $48.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 151,514 shares. Kemper Corporation has a 52 week low of $35.30 and a 52 week high of $50.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $43.45 and a 200-day moving average price of $41.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 48.54 and a beta of 1.11.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.23. The firm had revenue of $684.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $641.20 million. Kemper Corporation had a net margin of 1.95% and a return on equity of 1.26%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.08 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Kemper Corporation will post $1.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th were given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. Kemper Corporation’s payout ratio is 97.96%.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub raised Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. UBS AG raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, TheStreet raised Kemper Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and three have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.50.

In other Kemper Corporation news, Director Susan D. Whiting bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $49.06 per share, with a total value of $49,060.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $49,060. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR)

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