Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) by 4.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 17,782 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 764 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s holdings in Kemper Corporation were worth $686,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of KMPR. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 15,823.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,643,923 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $185,293,000 after buying an additional 4,614,759 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 5.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,459,695 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $138,041,000 after buying an additional 185,850 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 6.3% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 2,492,739 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $99,461,000 after buying an additional 147,995 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 0.7% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,398,575 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $55,812,000 after buying an additional 9,166 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in shares of Kemper Corporation by 3.1% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 587,789 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $23,453,000 after buying an additional 17,651 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.13% of the company’s stock.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) traded down 1.16% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $47.05. 48,980 shares of the company traded hands. Kemper Corporation has a 1-year low of $33.75 and a 1-year high of $47.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 47.43 and a beta of 1.11. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $38.77 and a 200-day moving average of $40.35.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.08 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Kemper Corporation will post $1.60 earnings per share for the current year.

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

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on KMPR shares. UBS AG upgraded shares of Kemper Corporation from a “market perform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. TheStreet raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Kemper Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. One investment 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 presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $52.50.

In other Kemper Corporation news, insider Mark A. Green bought 1,000 shares of Kemper Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $37.72 per share, with a total value of $37,720.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.

Kemper Corporation Company Profile

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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