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Stock to Track: Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR)


Kemper Corporation trades as part of the financial services sector and trades as part of the insurance industry. The company CEO is Joseph P. Lacher. Kemper Corp through its subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health, and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. It conducts its operations through two segments: Property and Casualty Insurance and Life and Health Insurance.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KMPR stock showed a previous change of 0.76% with an open at 85.43 and a close of 85.10. It reached an intraday high of 86.34 and a low of 84.69.

Business Wire:  Kemper Prices Public Offering of Common Stock


The stock has a market cap of $5.5b with 64.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 61.2m shares. Trading volume reached 250,282 shares compared to its average volume of 225,539 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Kemper Corporation shares returned 0.37% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.64%. Over three months, it changed 1.94%. In one year it has changed 7.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 91.98 and its 52-week low was 61.57. KMPR stock is 38.22% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 78.16 and a 50 day moving average of 84.17. Currently KMPR stock is trading 8.88% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  Kemper Prices Public Offering of Common Stock


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.14 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.10. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.42. The TTM EPS is 4.30, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.79. Historically, the PE high was 223.50 and the PE low was 8.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 36.12, which is a decrease of -57.55%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/29/2019): 2.35
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/11/2019): 0.10
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/05/2018): 1.40
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/30/2018): 0.73
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/30/2018): 1.02

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 89.00, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 4.38%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 993,868, which was 1.53% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.39. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.25.

SeekingAlpha:  Short-Sellers’ Favorites: Highest Short Interest Stocks May 2019

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.18%, return on assets is 2.93%, profit margin is 6.92%, price-to-sales is 1.28 and price-to-book is 1.65.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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