$1.02 EPS Expected for Unum Group (UNM)

July 18, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

 $1.02 EPS Expected for Unum Group (UNM)
Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.17, from 0.81 in 2016Q3. It increased, 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.
Strs Ohio invested in 0% or 23,224 shares. Paloma Mngmt Co has invested 0.02% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Sg Americas Securities Limited Co has 65,546 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Amica Mutual Insurance Commerce holds 18,729 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Hugh Johnson Ltd Liability Corporation owns 50,208 shares. Us Bancorporation De invested in 153,598 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Utd Fin Advisers has 0.02% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 36,565 shares. Amer owns 84,169 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Blackrock Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.07% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Agf invested in 0.6% or 1.19M shares. Crow Point Prns Limited Liability Company reported 957 shares stake. Calamos Advisors Ltd Liability owns 5,425 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Boston Prtn holds 8.21M shares. United Ser Automobile Association has 0.01% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Moreover, Gateway Advisers Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 15,853 shares.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $3.69 million activity. The insider Simonds Michael Q sold $238,200. 260 shares were sold by Waxenberg Daniel Jason, worth $12,073. 25,000 Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) shares with value of $1.17 million were sold by WATJEN THOMAS R. $97,087 worth of stock was sold by Arnold Timothy Gerald on Monday, March 13. $468,600 worth of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) shares were sold by Godwin Pamela H. On Monday, February 6 the insider LARSON GLORIA C sold $307,695.

Investors wait Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) to report on July, 26. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $1.02 EPS, up $0.03 or 3.03 % from last year’s $0.99 same quarter earnings. This translates into $230.46M profit for UNM giving the stock a 11.72 P/E. This is assuming the current $1.02 EPS is accurate. Unum Group’s Wall Street analysts see 0.00 % EPS growth, taking into account the $1.02 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, 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 company was maintained on Thursday, April 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Friday, July 31. The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) earned “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Monday, November 28. Goldman Sachs downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $30 target in Friday, July 15 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, June 29 by Bank of America. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Wells Fargo initiated the shares of UNM in report on Friday, September 23 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, December 3 to “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) on Monday, July 10 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, March 13 report.

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: Businesswire.com which released: “Unum Group declares quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share of its common stock” on July 17, 2017, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Unum Group”, Timesfreepress.com published: “Unum boosts dividend 15 percent” on July 17, 2017. More interesting news about Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Unum Group to release second quarter 2017 results and host conference call” with publication date: June 29, 2017.

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