Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.25

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Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 7th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 19th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share by the insurance provider on Tuesday, September 3rd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 16th.

Kemper has a payout ratio of 22.0% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Research analysts expect Kemper to earn $6.30 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.00 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 15.9%.

Shares of Kemper stock opened at $78.37 on Wednesday. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $85.92. The company has a market cap of $5.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.93 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a quick ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. Kemper has a 52 week low of $61.57 and a 52 week high of $91.97.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 5th. The insurance provider reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.20 billion. Kemper had a return on equity of 10.84% and a net margin of 7.83%. Kemper’s quarterly revenue was up 71.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.70 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Kemper will post 5.75 EPS for the current year.

KMPR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. ValuEngine downgraded Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kemper has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.00.

About Kemper

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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