Legacy Private Trust Co. decreased its holdings in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) by 8.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,229 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. Legacy Private Trust Co.’s holdings in Unum Group were worth $616,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 56,240 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,623,000 after acquiring an additional 623 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 54.5% during the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 25,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,197,000 after acquiring an additional 9,047 shares in the last quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 130.1% during the 2nd quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 9,725 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $453,000 after acquiring an additional 5,498 shares in the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Unum Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,048,000. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 94,312 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,398,000 after acquiring an additional 711 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.75% of the company’s stock.

In other news, CEO Timothy Gerald Arnold sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.07, for a total value of $55,070.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Lisa G. Iglesias sold 8,459 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.83, for a total value of $463,806.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 21,122 shares of company stock worth $1,136,688 over the last three months. 0.53% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on UNM shares. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Unum Group from $52.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Unum Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Unum Group in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. They set a “sell” rating and a $48.00 target price on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Unum Group in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of Unum Group in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $56.00.

Unum Group (UNM) opened at $56.35 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $12,462.57, a PE ratio of 13.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.67. Unum Group has a twelve month low of $43.55 and a twelve month high of $58.73. 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 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $2.82 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.82 billion. Unum Group had a return on equity of 10.37% and a net margin of 8.67%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.01 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Unum Group will post 4.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 29th will be paid a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 26th. Unum Group’s dividend payout ratio is 21.60%.

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Unum Group 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)

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