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Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Cut Its Position in Kemper (KMPR) as Stock Value Declined; Alpha Windward Increases Position in Dollar Gen New (DG)

Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Kemper Corp (KMPR) by 33.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc sold 25,644 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.07% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 51,877 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.75 million, down from 77,521 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Kemper Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.57B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.18% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $69.4. About 55,078 shares traded. Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has risen 19.78% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.08% the S&P500.

Alpha Windward Llc increased its stake in Dollar Gen Corp New (DG) by 331.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpha Windward Llc bought 6,301 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.36% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 8,201 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $665,000, up from 1,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpha Windward Llc who had been investing in Dollar Gen Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $27.40 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $100.89. About 631,183 shares traded. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Dollar General Corp. had 97 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $84 target in Friday, August 26 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 7 by Deutsche Bank. Gordon Haskett upgraded the stock to “Accumulate” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. Morgan Stanley upgraded it to “Overweight” rating and $95 target in Tuesday, February 16 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, August 26 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 8. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of DG in report on Tuesday, September 6 to “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. BMO Capital Markets maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold” rating.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $3.04 million activity. $251,895 worth of stock was sold by TAYLOR RHONDA on Tuesday, December 12. 11,368 shares were sold by Ravener Robert D, worth $1.06M on Tuesday, December 12. The insider ELLIOTT ANITA C sold $186,747.

Alpha Windward Llc, which manages about $148.77M and $162.04M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) by 12,674 shares to 8,233 shares, valued at $314,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Agco Corp (NYSE:AGCO) by 7,020 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 597 shares, and cut its stake in Cincinnati Finl Corp (NASDAQ:CINF).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 58 investors sold DG shares while 187 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 237.14 million shares or 1.40% less from 240.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amf Pensionsforsakring stated it has 66,900 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Adirondack Tru Communication holds 0.01% or 150 shares. Atlantic Tru Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.45% or 1.25M shares. Madison Holding Inc, Wisconsin-based fund reported 845,481 shares. Scotia Cap reported 19,065 shares stake. 19,124 were reported by Paloma Prtnrs. Menta Cap Limited Liability Com has invested 0.13% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees reported 41,544 shares. City reported 19,308 shares. Quinn Opportunity Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Assetmark has invested 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc holds 0.02% or 19,265 shares in its portfolio. Adage Cap Prns Gp Limited owns 45,423 shares. Nippon Life Insurance Com holds 0.02% or 14,046 shares in its portfolio.

Among 3 analysts covering Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Kemper Corp had 5 analyst reports since February 18, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 10 by Janney Capital. The stock of Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by Janney Capital. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the shares of KMPR in report on Monday, May 9 to “Hold” rating.

Analysts await Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 3.57% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.56 per share. KMPR’s profit will be $29.84 million for 29.91 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual earnings per share reported by Kemper Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.76% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.45, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 10 investors sold KMPR shares while 38 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 29.30 million shares or 3.42% more from 28.33 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 13,500 were reported by Eaton Vance Mgmt. Geode Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested in 384,947 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Huntington Natl Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) for 1,805 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al stated it has 0.01% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Hanseatic Management Services holds 0.05% or 859 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 91,658 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Commonwealth Equity Services reported 0% stake. Zacks Invest invested 0.06% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Proshare Ltd Liability stated it has 12,575 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Northern Tru Corporation holds 828,862 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 3,836 are owned by Ls Invest Advsrs Llc. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc, New York-based fund reported 80,363 shares. Indexiq Advisors Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.05% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). 115 were reported by Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com. Hsbc Public Ltd Company holds 27,873 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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