Kemper Corporation (KMPR) Given News Impact Score of 0.22

Media coverage about Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kemper Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR)

Shares of Kemper Corporation (KMPR) traded down 0.75% on Monday, hitting $39.75. 115,311 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $38.86 and its 200-day moving average price is $41.60. The company has a market capitalization of $2.04 billion, a PE ratio of 110.42 and a beta of 1.12. Kemper Corporation has a 12 month low of $29.62 and a 12 month high of $45.95.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The insurance provider reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.19) by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $651.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $652.25 million. Kemper Corporation had a net margin of 0.73% and a return on equity of 0.44%. Kemper Corporation’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.01) earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Kemper Corporation will post $1.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 15th were given a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 11th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.42%. Kemper Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 274.29%.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on KMPR. TheStreet downgraded shares of Kemper Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.00.

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In other Kemper Corporation news, insider Mark A. Green purchased 1,000 shares of Kemper Corporation stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $37.72 per share, with a total value of $37,720.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 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.

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