Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) EVP Lisa G. Iglesias sold 8,459 shares of Unum Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.83, for a total value of $463,806.97. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Unum Group (NYSE UNM) opened at $53.95 on Tuesday. Unum Group has a twelve month low of $43.33 and a twelve month high of $57.55. The company has a market capitalization of $12,110.00, a P/E ratio of 12.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.66. The company has a current ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.05. Unum Group had a return on equity of 10.37% and a net margin of 8.67%. The firm had revenue of $2.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.82 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.01 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Unum Group will post 4.21 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on UNM. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of Unum Group in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Unum Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Wells Fargo & Company set a $56.00 price target on Unum Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. ValuEngine raised Unum Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $51.00 price target on shares of Unum Group in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.00.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 1.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 24,407,058 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,138,102,000 after buying an additional 337,531 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 6.3% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,036,701 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $328,121,000 after buying an additional 415,909 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management increased its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 1.8% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 4,913,271 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $229,105,000 after buying an additional 88,700 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 7.5% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 4,216,005 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $196,593,000 after buying an additional 292,664 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,288,709 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $153,356,000 after buying an additional 19,134 shares in the last quarter. 91.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Unum Group Company Profile

Unum Group is a provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Company’s products include disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision, and other related services. Its segments include Unum US, Unum UK, Colonial Life, Closed Block and Corporate.

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