American Trust Acquires Shares of 4,868 Kemper Co. (NYSE:KMPR)

American Trust bought a new stake in Kemper Co. (NYSE:KMPRGet Rating) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 4,868 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $275,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of KMPR. Cutler Group LP purchased a new position in shares of Kemper in the first quarter valued at $45,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Kemper by 20.8% in the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 2,377 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 410 shares in the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kemper in the first quarter valued at $219,000. Boston Partners purchased a new position in shares of Kemper in the first quarter valued at $233,000. Finally, Inspire Investing LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kemper in the first quarter valued at $234,000. 80.36% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Kemper Stock Down 1.1 %

NYSE KMPR opened at $46.34 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 0.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49. The company has a fifty day moving average of $47.07 and a two-hundred day moving average of $49.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -8.43 and a beta of 0.77. Kemper Co. has a 52 week low of $41.62 and a 52 week high of $70.65.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPRGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported ($0.62) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.70) by $0.08. Kemper had a negative net margin of 6.07% and a negative return on equity of 8.51%. The company had revenue of $1.43 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($1.54) earnings per share. Kemper’s quarterly revenue was down 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Kemper Co. will post -1.83 earnings per share for the current year.

Kemper Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 15th were given a dividend of $0.31 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 12th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.68%. Kemper’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -22.55%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Separately, Piper Sandler cut their target price on shares of Kemper from $57.00 to $48.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd.

Insider Transactions at Kemper

In other Kemper news, Director Jason N. Gorevic bought 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $43.00 per share, for a total transaction of $129,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 12,139 shares in the company, valued at $521,977. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.60% of the company’s stock.

About Kemper

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Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company, provides property and casualty, and life and health insurance in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance, Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance.

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