Analyst Ratings for Kemper Corp. (KMPR)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. KMPR had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

0 analysts declared KMPR a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for KMPR by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 40, implying potential capital gains of 3.49 percent. The lowest price target was 40, which equates to a potential downside of 3.49 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -36.21 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -43.94 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -8.73 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.01 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KMPR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 245.58 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. KMPR has a PEG ratio of 0.44.

KMPR has a 52-week high of 45.95 and a 52-week low of 33.66. Currently the stock is 14.82 percent higher than its low, and 15.89 percent below the high. KMPR has a P/E ratio of 107.13. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KMPR value stock report compares KMPR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion. KMPR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.