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How to buy Kemper Corporation stock

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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 8,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Kemper Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Kemper Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KMPR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Kemper Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Kemper Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kemper Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Kemper Corporation share price

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Kemper Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
52-week range USD$53.81 - USD$85.7
50-day moving average USD$69.5376
200-day moving average USD$71.0262
Wall St. target price USD$89.75
PE ratio 9.9486
Dividend yield USD$1.2 (1.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.618

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Is it a good time to buy Kemper Corporation stock?

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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 10x. In other words, Kemper Corporation shares trade at around 10x 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 USD$710.9 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 USD$4.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.54%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.18%
Return on equity TTM 11.28%
Profit margin 9.05%
Book value $64.151
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kemper Corporation shares

There are currently 520,481 Kemper Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Kemper Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.9% down from 577,651 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 245509.90566038). Kemper Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.12. In other words for every 100,000 Kemper Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2120 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 0.0085% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kemper Corporation shares, roughly 9 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

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.83% of net profits

Recently Kemper Corporation has paid out, on average, around 16.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.83% 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 1.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kemper Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While Kemper Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Kemper Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Kemper Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kemper Corporation's shares ever split?

Kemper Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 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 $53.81 up to $85.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KMPR.US volatility(beta: 0.67)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 0.6707. 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; Medicare supplement insurance, fixed hospital indemnity, home health care, specified disease, and accident-only plans to individuals in rural, suburban, and urban areas. It 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. Kemper Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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