Media coverage about Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has been trending positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kemper Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.0755112959561 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

KMPR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. TheStreet lowered Kemper Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub raised Kemper Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, UBS AG raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $52.50.

Shares of Kemper Corporation (KMPR) traded down 0.51% during trading on Friday, reaching $48.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 193,959 shares. Kemper Corporation has a 12-month low of $35.30 and a 12-month high of $49.20. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $40.62 and its 200-day moving average is $40.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.49 billion, a PE ratio of 48.99 and a beta of 1.11.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.23. Kemper Corporation had a return on equity of 1.26% and a net margin of 1.95%. The company had revenue of $684.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $641.20 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.08 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Kemper Corporation will post $1.66 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis 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%.

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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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