Kemper Corp (KMPR) to Issue $0.25 Quarterly Dividend

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Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 13th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share by the insurance provider on Tuesday, May 28th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 10th.

Kemper has a payout ratio of 22.0% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Kemper to earn $6.20 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 16.1%.

KMPR opened at $89.13 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 0.21 and a current ratio of 0.23. Kemper has a 1-year low of $61.57 and a 1-year high of $91.97. The firm has a market cap of $5.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.40 and a beta of 1.21.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 29th. The insurance provider reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.02. Kemper had a net margin of 6.83% and a return on equity of 10.47%. The firm had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.16 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.10 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 78.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Kemper will post 5.58 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on KMPR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, January 4th. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Kemper from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $86.00.

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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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