Kemper bolsters auto insurance biz in $1.4B merger with Infinity

Kemper reveals $1.3bn deal to buy Infinity

Birmingham's Infinity Property & Casualty bought for $1.4 billion

The stock decreased 1.35% or $1.31 during the last trading session, reaching $95.74. It has outperformed by 8.86% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $1.23 billion company. Tradewinds Mgmt Ltd Liability Com reported 35 shares. We have $116.74 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:IPCC worth $49.08 million more.

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Institutional investors now hold around $972 million or 96.6% in IPCC stock. QS Investors LLC now owns 11,576 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $1,227,000 after buying an additional 587 shares during the last quarter. The stock increased 3.04% or $0.0917 during the last trading session, reaching $3.1117. These shares are worth $88,640 and were traded at $88.64 each. Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) has risen 90.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 91.97% the S&P500.

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Atlantic Gp Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 18,020 shares. 111,425 were reported by Soros Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp. It turned negative, as 24 investors sold EQIX shares while 144 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes.

Insurer Kemper Corp (KMPR.N) will acquire Infinity Property and Casualty Corp (IPCC.O) for about $1.3 billion in cash and stock to boost its nonstandard auto insurance business, the two companies said on Tuesday. Therefore 50% are positive.

Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. has a 1 year low of $83.00 and a 1 year high of $117.48. $92.67's average target is -17.44% below currents $112.25 stock price. Mannkind had 15 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Market Outperform" rating by JMP Securities on Wednesday, September 16. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 3. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of IPCC in report on Wednesday, September 20 with "Hold" rating. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. BidaskClub cut Infinity Property and Casualty from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. The stock of Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (NASDAQ:IPCC) earned "Mkt Perform" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, November 1. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, July 13 by Raymond James. The firm has a market cap of $1,049.51, a P/E ratio of 27.99, a PEG ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.79. The Company's segments include Personal Auto, Commercial Vehicle and Classic Collector (its segments are Personal Auto and Commercial Vehicle). It also provides reinsurance services and products.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) yearly performance is -1.50% and net profit margin is 0.20%. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Infinity Property and Casualty in the second quarter valued at about $224,000. 14 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. Citadel Advsrs owns 10,029 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 38,703 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. First Mercantile holds 1,150 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement System accumulated 0.01% or 36,355 shares. Peak6 Invs LP holds 0% of its portfolio in Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (NASDAQ:IPCC) for 4 shares. Macquarie Grp Incorporated Ltd stated it has 0.13% in Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (NASDAQ:IPCC).

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Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation is a holding company. Voya Invest Mgmt Limited, a Georgia-based fund reported 6,614 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in Infinity Property and Casualty by 23.3% in the 2nd quarter. Gsa Cap Partners Llp has invested 0.05% in Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (NASDAQ:IPCC). Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Infinity Property and Casualty by 8.3% during the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank And Tru holds 175 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Sg Americas Limited Liability has 1,613 shares.

Several research firms have issued reports on IPCC. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned 0.12% of Infinity Property and Casualty worth $1,249,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. After $1.38 actual EPS reported by Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.01% EPS growth.

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