Analysts See $1.02 EPS for Unum Group (UNM)

July 18, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

 Analysts See $1.02 EPS for Unum Group (UNM)
Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.17, from 0.81 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 37 investors sold Unum Group shares while 167 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 206.62 million shares or 2.27% less from 211.41 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Company owns 824,629 shares. Vanguard Gru invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Huntington State Bank stated it has 2,717 shares. Donald Smith And Company holds 5.74M shares or 6.77% of its portfolio. Seminole Management owns 0.38% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 45,000 shares. Blackrock Japan has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Credit Agricole S A accumulated 264,109 shares. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0.03% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Massachusetts Ser Ma stated it has 2.00 million shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0.05% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 509,649 shares. Advantus Inc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 23,020 shares. California Employees Retirement System stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Northwestern Mutual Wealth reported 1,023 shares. Raymond James reported 0.03% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys stated it has 13,306 shares.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $3.69 million activity. 260 Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) shares with value of $12,073 were sold by Waxenberg Daniel Jason. $468,600 worth of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) was sold by Godwin Pamela H on Monday, February 6. WATJEN THOMAS R sold $1.16 million worth of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) on Friday, April 28. 2,000 Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) shares with value of $97,087 were sold by Arnold Timothy Gerald. 5,000 shares were sold by Simonds Michael Q, worth $233,032. $307,695 worth of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) was sold by LARSON GLORIA C on Monday, February 6.

Wall Street await Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) to release earnings on July, 26. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $1.02, up exactly $0.03 or 3.03 % from 2014’s $0.99 EPS. The expected UNM’s profit could reach $230.46M giving the stock 11.72 P/E in the case that $1.02 earnings per share is reported. After posting $1.02 EPS for the previous quarter, Unum Group’s analysts now forecast 0.00 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $47.8. About 697,656 shares traded. Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has risen 29.60% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.90% the S&P500.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Unum Group had 21 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, July 15. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, June 29 by Bank of America. On Friday, October 7 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 31. RBC Capital Markets maintained Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) rating on Monday, July 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $5000 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Monday, November 28. As per Thursday, December 3, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. As per Thursday, January 26, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, July 30 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) on Tuesday, November 15 with “Outperform” rating.

Unum Group is a provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $10.80 billion. The Company’s products include disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision, and other related services. It has a 11.74 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Unum US, Unum UK, Colonial Life, Closed Block and Corporate.

More important recent Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) news were published by: which released: “Unum Group declares quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share of its common stock” on July 17, 2017, also published article titled: “Unum Group to release second quarter 2017 results and host conference call”, published: “Unum boosts dividend 15 percent” on July 17, 2017. More interesting news about Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) was released by: and their article: “Unum Group” with publication date: June 30, 2017.

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