Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) EVP Kimberly A. Holmes bought 2,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $75.35 per share, with a total value of $195,910.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 2,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $195,910. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
NYSE KMPR traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $75.61. 217,288 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 349,845. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.30 and a beta of 1.25. Kemper Corp has a 52 week low of $61.57 and a 52 week high of $91.97. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $76.75 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $82.57. The company has a current ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.
Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 5th. The insurance provider reported $1.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.20 billion. Kemper had a net margin of 7.83% and a return on equity of 10.84%. The company’s revenue was up 71.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.70 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Kemper Corp will post 5.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.
KMPR has been the subject of several recent research reports. UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Kemper in a research report on Monday, September 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $87.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kemper from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 5th. William Blair lowered shares of Kemper from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.25.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Princeton Global Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Kemper in the second quarter worth approximately $521,000. Hancock Whitney Corp boosted its position in shares of Kemper by 225.0% in the second quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp now owns 75,230 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $6,492,000 after purchasing an additional 52,085 shares during the period. Boston Partners boosted its position in shares of Kemper by 5.6% in the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 204,048 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $17,607,000 after purchasing an additional 10,901 shares during the period. Treasurer of the State of North Carolina bought a new position in shares of Kemper in the second quarter worth approximately $2,514,000. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in shares of Kemper by 169.2% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 87,516 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $7,552,000 after purchasing an additional 55,001 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.83% of the company’s stock.
Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company, provides property and casualty, and life and health insurance to individuals and businesses in the United States. It operates through three segments: Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance, Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life and Health Insurance.
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