Eagle Global Advisors LLC decreased its stake in shares of Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) by 2.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,406 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 174 shares during the period. Eagle Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in Kemper Corporation were worth $247,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Kemper Corporation by 3.0% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 65,975 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $2,923,000 after buying an additional 1,942 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in Kemper Corporation by 3.5% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 12,298 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $491,000 after buying an additional 420 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in Kemper Corporation by 7.2% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 7,262 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 490 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Kemper Corporation by 2.5% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 12,300 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $491,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Finally, First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its position in Kemper Corporation by 8.6% in the first quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 12,700 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $507,000 after buying an additional 1,010 shares during the period. 55.13% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.23. The business had revenue of $684.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $641.20 million. Kemper Corporation had a return on equity of 1.26% and a net margin of 1.95%. Kemper Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.08 earnings per share.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 28th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.02%. Kemper Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 97.96%.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on KMPR shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. TheStreet cut Kemper Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub cut Kemper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. UBS AG raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $52.50.

In other news, insider Mark A. Green acquired 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $37.72 per share, for a total transaction of $37,720.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 0.92% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR)

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