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How to buy Kemper Corporation stock | $68.36

Learn how to easily invest in Kemper Corporation stock.

Kemper Corporation is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Kemper Corporation shares (KMPR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kemper Corporation employs 9,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Kemper Corporation stock price (NYSE: KMPR)

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Kemper Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$68.36
52-week range$59.86 - $83.26
50-day moving average $67.14
200-day moving average $72.02
Wall St. target price$80.75
PE ratio 15.6619
Dividend yield $1.22 (1.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.22

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Kemper Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.36 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 3.36%
1 month (2021-09-24) 1.56%
3 months (2021-07-23) -0.04%
6 months (2021-04-23) -17.94%
1 year (2020-10-23) 2.35%
2 years (2019-10-24) -6.61%
3 years (2018-10-24) 70.89
5 years (2016-10-24) 82.05%

Is Kemper Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Kemper Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kemper Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Kemper Corporation's P/E ratio

Kemper Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Kemper Corporation shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Kemper Corporation's PEG ratio

Kemper Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.29. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kemper Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kemper Corporation's EBITDA

Kemper Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $650.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Kemper Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Kemper Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $5.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.28%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.52%
Return on equity TTM 6.6%
Profit margin 5.02%
Book value $67.67
Market capitalisation $4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kemper Corporation shares

There are currently 704,483 Kemper Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Kemper Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.1% down from 758,319 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kemper Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Kemper Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kemper Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kemper Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kemper Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 215438.22629969). Kemper Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.27. In other words for every 100,000 Kemper Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3270 shares are currently held short.

However Kemper Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kemper Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kemper Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kemper Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kemper Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0116% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kemper Corporation shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Kemper Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Kemper Corporation stock.

Kemper Corporation share dividends

45%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.22% of net profits

Recently Kemper Corporation has paid out, on average, around 45.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kemper Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kemper Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.22 per share.

While Kemper Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Kemper Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Kemper Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kemper Corporation's shares ever split?

Kemper Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 March 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kemper Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kemper Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Kemper Corporation's share price.

Kemper Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kemper Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.8619 up to $83.2584. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KMPR.US volatility(beta: 0.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kemper Corporation's is 0.7439. This would suggest that Kemper Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Kemper Corporation overview

Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company, provides property and casualty, and life and health insurance in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance, Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance. It provides automobile, homeowners, renters, fire, umbrella, general liability, and other types of property and casualty insurance to individuals; and commercial automobile insurance to businesses. The company also offers life insurance, including permanent and term insurance, as well as supplemental accident and health insurance products; and Medicare supplement insurance, fixed hospital indemnity, home health care, specified disease, and accident-only plans to individuals in rural, suburban, and urban areas. The company distributes its products through independent agents and brokers. The company was formerly known as Unitrin, Inc. and changed its name to Kemper Corporation in August 2011.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Kemper Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.455% of Kemper Corporation shares are held by insiders and 73.803% by institutions.
How many people work for Kemper Corporation?
Latest data suggests 9,500 work at Kemper Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Kemper Corporation?
Kemper Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Kemper Corporation based?
Kemper Corporation's address is: 200 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, United States, 60601
What is Kemper Corporation's ISIN number?
Kemper Corporation's international securities identification number is: US4884011002
What is Kemper Corporation's CUSIP number?
Kemper Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 488396102

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