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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for KMPR. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, which equates to a potential upside of 3.49 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying potential capital losses of 3.49 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -36.21 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -43.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -8.73 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.01 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. KMPR has a PEG ratio of 0.44.

KMPR has traded between a high of 45.95 and a low of 33.66 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 14.82 percent, and 15.89 percent below the high. KMPR has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.