Huntington National Bank continued to hold its position in shares of Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 3,507 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Huntington National Bank’s holdings in Kemper Corp. were worth $137,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in KMPR. McQueen Ball & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in Kemper Corp. during the second quarter valued at $256,000. Creative Planning increased its stake in Kemper Corp. by 0.5% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 40,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,251,000 after buying an additional 213 shares in the last quarter. Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc. OR increased its stake in Kemper Corp. by 53.6% in the second quarter. Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc. OR now owns 71,413 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,212,000 after buying an additional 24,923 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA bought a new stake in Kemper Corp. during the second quarter valued at $762,000. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in Kemper Corp. by 27.8% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 164,561 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,866,000 after buying an additional 35,837 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 57.61% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) traded up 0.44% during trading on Friday, reaching $39.09. 157,173 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 45.24 and a beta of 0.98. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $37.48 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.54. Kemper Corp. has a 1-year low of $23.51 and a 1-year high of $41.65.
Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.23. The company earned $627.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $610.01 million. Kemper Corp. had a net margin of 1.80% and a return on equity of 2.25%. Kemper Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.53 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Kemper Corp. will post $0.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
KMPR has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kemper Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. TheStreet raised shares of Kemper Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded shares of Kemper Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Langen Mcalenn downgraded shares of Kemper Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Kemper Corp. in a research note on Saturday, September 10th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.00.
Kemper Corp. Company Profile
Kemper Corporation is a diversified insurance holding company. The Company, through the subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the property and casualty insurance and life and health insurance businesses.
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