NYSE:UNM - Unum Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$36.00 -0.01 (-0.03 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$36.01
Today's Range$35.70 - $36.13
52-Week Range$34.57 - $58.73
Volume1.03 million shs
Average Volume1.86 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.69 billion
P/E Ratio8.39
Dividend Yield2.96%
Unum Group logoUnum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial protection benefit solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates through Unum US, Unum UK, Colonial Life, and Closed Block segments. The company offers group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment products; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability, voluntary benefits, and dental and vision products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products. It also provides group pension, individual life and corporate-owned life insurance, reinsurance pools and management operations, and other products. The company sells its products primarily to employers for the benefit of employees. Unum Group sells its products through field sales personnel, independent brokers, and consultants, as well as independent contractor agency sales force. The company was founded in 1848 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Accident & health insurance
Sub-IndustryLife & Health Insurance


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.32
Current Ratio0.18
Quick Ratio0.18


Trailing P/E Ratio8.39
Forward P/E Ratio7.06
P/E Growth0.77

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.29 billion
Price / Sales0.70
Cash Flow$4.9248 per share
Price / Cash7.31
Book Value$42.67 per share
Price / Book0.84


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.29
Net Income$994.20 million
Net Margins9.42%
Return on Equity11.19%
Return on Assets1.68%


Outstanding Shares218,710,000
Market Cap$7.69 billion

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Unum Group's stock symbol?

Unum Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UNM."

How often does Unum Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Unum Group?

Unum Group declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 16th. Investors of record on Monday, July 30th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, August 17th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 27th. This is a positive change from Unum Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. View Unum Group's Dividend History.

How will Unum Group's stock buyback program work?

Unum Group declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, May 24th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $750,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 8.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Unum Group's earnings last quarter?

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) issued its earnings results on Monday, July, 30th. The financial services provider reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.03. The financial services provider had revenue of $2.89 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.90 billion. Unum Group had a net margin of 9.42% and a return on equity of 11.19%. The firm's revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.05 earnings per share. View Unum Group's Earnings History.

When is Unum Group's next earnings date?

Unum Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Unum Group.

What price target have analysts set for UNM?

13 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Unum Group's shares. Their predictions range from $44.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate Unum Group's stock price to reach $53.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 48.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Unum Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Unum Group?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Unum Group in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Unum Group.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Unum Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Unum Group stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Unum Group’s premiums continue to increase, fueled by high persistency levels in core business lines and a sturdy volume of sales along with solid benefits experience. Acquisitions have provided an additional boost. Starmount Life Insurance Company’s buyout enhanced growth opportunities in the dental market, in sync with the company’s strategy to focus more on the employee benefits business. A sustained favorable performance drives sound capital generation and a strong financial flexibility, thereby aiding active capital deployment. It projects operating earnings to grow between 17% and 23% in 2018. Exposure to low interest rate environment remains the key headwind hurting the Unum U.K. results. Shares of Unum Group have underperformed the industry year to date. The company saw its 2018 and 2019 estimates move south over the last 60 days." (7/2/2018)
  • 2. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We would characterize risk results in Unum US as good, particularly in group disability, partially offset by weaker net investment income. We think the market will focus on poor results in Unum’s runoff long-term care (LTC) book, which like Genworth experienced a higher interest-adjusted benefit ratio despite favorable claim resolution (i.e. claimants dying from the flu), and accordingly we expect UNM shares to be weak tomorrow. No change to 2019 estimate. We are lowering our 2018E EPS to $5.16 from $5.17 to reflect the slight miss in Q1. No change to our 2019E of $5.50. Our price target remains at $53 per share, to reflect an applied 1.15x multiple against our 1Q19E modeled book value." (5/2/2018)

Who are some of Unum Group's key competitors?

Who are Unum Group's key executives?

Unum Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Richard Paul McKenney, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 49)
  • Mr. John Francis McGarry, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 60)
  • Ms. Breege A. Farrell, Exec. VP & Chief Investment Officer (Age 58)
  • Ms. Lisa Gonzalez Iglesias, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 52)
  • Mr. Michael Quinn Simonds, Exec. VP, Pres & CEO of Unum US (Age 44)

Has Unum Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about UNM stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Unum Group earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.82 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Unum Group.

Who are Unum Group's major shareholders?

Unum Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (8.87%), BlackRock Inc. (7.87%), LSV Asset Management (2.51%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (2.44%), Investec Asset Management LTD (2.17%) and Bank of Montreal Can (1.87%). Company insiders that own Unum Group stock include Breege A Farrell, Christopher J Jerome, Daniel Jason Waxenberg, E Michael Caulfield, Gloria C Larson, John F Mcgarry, Lisa G Iglesias, Michael Q Simonds, Pamela H Godwin, Thomas R Watjen and Timothy Gerald Arnold. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Unum Group.

Which institutional investors are selling Unum Group stock?

UNM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., TD Asset Management Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Natixis, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and Burney Co.. Company insiders that have sold Unum Group company stock in the last year include Breege A Farrell, Christopher J Jerome, Daniel Jason Waxenberg, E Michael Caulfield, John F Mcgarry, Lisa G Iglesias, Michael Q Simonds and Timothy Gerald Arnold. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unum Group.

Which institutional investors are buying Unum Group stock?

UNM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Donald Smith & CO. Inc., Nuance Investments LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Hexavest Inc., Investec Asset Management LTD, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Marshall Wace LLP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unum Group.

How do I buy shares of Unum Group?

Shares of UNM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Unum Group's stock price today?

One share of UNM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $36.00.

How big of a company is Unum Group?

Unum Group has a market capitalization of $7.69 billion and generates $11.29 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $994.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.29 on an earnings per share basis. Unum Group employs 9,400 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Unum Group?

Unum Group's mailing address is 1 FOUNTAIN SQUARE, CHATTANOOGA TN, 37402. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 423-294-1011 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Unum Group (NYSE UNM)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  250 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  462 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  712
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Unum Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UNM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UNM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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