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

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$30.46 +0.11 (+0.36 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 10:06 AM ET)
Previous Close$30.35
Today's Range$30.05 - $30.5950
52-Week Range$29.96 - $58.73
Volume221,904 shs
Average Volume2.23 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.62 billion
P/E Ratio7.10
Dividend Yield3.44%
Unum 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
Current SymbolNYSE:UNM
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.35
Current Ratio0.18
Quick Ratio0.18


Trailing P/E Ratio7.10
Forward P/E Ratio5.84
P/E Growth0.64

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.29 billion
Price / Sales0.59
Cash Flow$4.8426 per share
Price / Cash Flow6.29
Book Value$42.67 per share
Price / Book0.71


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.29
Net Income$994.20 million
Net Margins4.68%
Return on Equity12.06%
Return on Assets1.78%


Outstanding Shares218,750,000
Market Cap$6.62 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 15th. Investors of record on Monday, October 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, November 16th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.46%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 26th. View Unum Group's Dividend History.

How will Unum Group's stock buyback program work?

Unum Group announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, May 24th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $750,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 8.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Unum Group's earnings last quarter?

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The financial services provider reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.08. The financial services provider had revenue of $2.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.89 billion. Unum Group had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 12.06%. 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, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Unum Group.

What guidance has Unum Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

Unum Group updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.96-5.22 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.14.

What price target have analysts set for UNM?

12 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Unum Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $44.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate Unum Group's stock price to reach $53.8182 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 79.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Unum Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Unum Group?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Unum Group in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 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. Continued rollout of dental product and geographic expansion as acquired dental insurance businesses growing foothold the United States and U.K. are paying off. 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. Unum witnessed its estimates for 2018 and 2019 to move north by a penny in the last 30 days. However, exposure to low interest rate environment remains the key headwind hurting the Unum U.K. results. Shares of Unum Group have underperformed the industry in a year’s time. A Zacks Rank #2 and Earnings ESP of -0.73% makes surprise prediction difficult." (10/12/2018)
  • 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)

Has Unum Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about UNM stock have trended somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Unum Group earned a media sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

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)

Who are Unum Group's major shareholders?

Unum Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc (11.49%), FMR LLC (8.87%), BlackRock Inc. (7.46%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (2.54%), LSV Asset Management (2.53%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.05%). 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 major investors are selling Unum Group stock?

UNM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., BlackRock Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, AGF Investments Inc., Nordea Investment Management AB, Marshall Wace LLP and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale. Company insiders that have sold Unum Group company stock in the last year include Breege A Farrell, Christopher J Jerome, Daniel Jason Waxenberg, John F Mcgarry, Lisa G Iglesias, Michael Q Simonds and Timothy Gerald Arnold. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unum Group.

Which major investors are buying Unum Group stock?

UNM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schroder Investment Management Group, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Man Group plc, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Nuance Investments LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. 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 $30.07.

How big of a company is Unum Group?

Unum Group has a market capitalization of $6.62 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.

What is Unum Group's official website?

The official website for Unum Group is http://www.unum.com.

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:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  267 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  502 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  769
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 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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