Kemper (KMPR) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kemper earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.6798069637612 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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NYSE KMPR opened at $58.60 on Friday. Kemper has a 52 week low of $36.35 and a 52 week high of $71.52. The company has a quick ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 0.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The company has a market cap of $3,015.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.95 and a beta of 1.08.

Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The insurance provider reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.22. The firm had revenue of $697.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $722.15 million. Kemper had a net margin of 4.44% and a return on equity of 4.14%. research analysts expect that Kemper will post 3.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, January 18th. William Blair upgraded shares of Kemper from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $67.50.

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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. The company's Property & Casualty Insurance segment provides automobile, homeowners, renters, fire, umbrella, and other types of property and casualty insurance to individuals; and commercial automobile insurance to businesses.

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