Kemper Corp (KMPR) Plans Dividend Increase – $0.25 Per Share

Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share by the insurance provider on Tuesday, March 5th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 15th. This is a positive change from Kemper’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24.

Kemper has a dividend payout ratio of 22.0% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect Kemper to earn $5.45 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.00 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 18.3%.

Shares of KMPR stock opened at $75.43 on Friday. Kemper has a 12-month low of $50.85 and a 12-month high of $87.00. The stock has a market cap of $4.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.64 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a quick ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.

KMPR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Kemper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Kemper in a report on Thursday, November 1st. They set a “market perform” rating and a $80.00 price target for the company. Finally, JMP Securities raised shares of Kemper from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $82.50.

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Kemper Company Profile

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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Dividend History for Kemper (NYSE:KMPR)

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