LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) by 18.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,779 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 580 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Kemper Corporation were worth $146,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kemper Corporation by 15,823.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,643,923 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $185,293,000 after buying an additional 4,614,759 shares during the period. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Kemper Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $10,405,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kemper Corporation by 5.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,459,695 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $138,041,000 after buying an additional 185,850 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its stake in shares of Kemper Corporation by 6.3% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 2,492,739 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $99,461,000 after buying an additional 147,995 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Kemper Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $4,473,000. Institutional investors own 55.13% of the company’s stock.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE KMPR) traded down 0.486% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $48.075. The stock had a trading volume of 23,599 shares. Kemper Corporation has a 52-week low of $35.30 and a 52-week high of $48.65. The stock has a market cap of $2.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 48.463 and a beta of 1.11. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $40.01 and a 200-day moving average of $40.55.

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

The business also recently disclosed 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. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.98%. Kemper Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 97.96%.

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Several analysts have issued reports on KMPR shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. TheStreet cut Kemper Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub cut Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. UBS AG raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised 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 report on Thursday, August 3rd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Kemper Corporation has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $52.50.

Kemper Corporation Company Profile

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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