Unum Group (UNM) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds
Press coverage about Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Unum Group earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7317198017529 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Unum Group (UNM) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- UNM January 2018 Options Begin Trading (nasdaq.com)
- Have Investors Already Priced In Unum Group’s (UNM) Growth? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Unum Group : Earnings Review and Free Research Report: Unum’s After-Tax Operating Income Advanced 11.2%; Revenue Added 2.2% (4-traders.com)
Unum Group (UNM) traded up $0.42 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $53.88. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,028,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,177,357. The company has a quick ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The company has a market capitalization of $12,000.00, a P/E ratio of 12.85, a PEG ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.65. Unum Group has a 1 year low of $42.00 and a 1 year high of $53.90.
Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $2.82 billion during 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 business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.01 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Unum Group will post 4.24 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 30th were given a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 27th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%. Unum Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 21.60%.
A number of research analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub raised Unum Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Wells Fargo & Company set a $48.00 target price on Unum Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Unum Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 31st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of Unum Group in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Unum Group in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.38.
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In other news, Director E Michael Caulfield sold 3,814 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.42, for a total value of $199,929.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.53% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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