Featured Stock to Focus: Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)

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Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)

Barclays Maintains Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)’s stock to Overweight with the price target of $55. This rating was issued on 7/09/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $36.91 by showing a percentage change of -5.36% from its previous day closing price of $39.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) in which Deutsche Bank Maintains Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) to Hold by settling a price target of $53 on 5/03/18. Morgan Stanley Maintains the stock to Equal-Weight on 5/02/18 by stationing a price target of $59. Morgan Stanley Maintains the company’s stock to Equal-Weight on 4/05/18 by setting a price target of $60. UBS Initiates Coverage On Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) to Neutral with a price target of $57.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) currently has a consensus Price Target of $45.46. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $55 and a Low Price Target of $34.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) where 1 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 3 analysts said it’s a Buy, 8 rated the stock as Hold, 3 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.44. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) reported its Actual EPS of $1.3/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) could bring EPS of $1.26/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.04 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 3.2 Percent.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has a market capitalization of 8.07 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 2.96 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $58.73 on 01/12/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 08/10/18 as $34.57. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $45.46. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -5.33%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -0.99% while SMA200 is -15.57%.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 1.7%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 9% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 11.4%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -32.76 percent while its Weekly performance value is -7.17%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are 4.98 percent and -29.33 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) is 1.45. The Average Volume (3 months) is 2.05 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $1.04 and an annual Dividend Yield of 2.82 Percent. UNM has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 7.88, Forward P/E of 6.79, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 81.83 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 9.26. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 13.7 percent.

Company Profile:

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