The ex-dividend date for Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) is tomorrow, February 9, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $28.61 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 3.4%.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Kemper (NYSE: KMPR) is tomorrow, February 9, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $28.61 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.4%. The average volume for Kemper has been 148,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kemper has a market cap of $1.84 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company, provides various insurance products and services in the United States. The company offers automobile, homeowners, life, health, and other insurance products for individuals and small businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.7, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 15.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Kemper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Kemper Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.