Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Kemper Corporation (KMPR) Stock Price
Headlines about Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kemper Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.2272835430991 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Kemper Corporation (NYSE KMPR) traded up 1.33% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $57.25. The company had a trading volume of 129,368 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $2.94 billion, a PE ratio of 57.71 and a beta of 1.11. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $51.22 and its 200 day moving average price is $43.23. Kemper Corporation has a 1-year low of $35.30 and a 1-year high of $57.70.
Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $684.40 million during 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 revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.08 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Kemper Corporation will post $1.36 EPS for the current year.
Several research firms have recently commented on KMPR. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kemper Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 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 for the company in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. UBS AG raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. Kemper Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.50.
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In other news, Director Susan D. Whiting bought 1,000 shares of Kemper Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $49.06 per share, for a total transaction of $49,060.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 1,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $49,060. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.92% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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