So Far This Year, Unum Group (UNM) Reached A New High 1 time

As of Friday close, Unum Group’s (NYSE:UNM) stock was up $0.36, moving up 1.05 percent to $34.49. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,249,280 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.82 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,764,650, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,518,556.

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Since last month, UNM stock rose 6.65%. Shares of the company fell to $30.21 on 05/02/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $36.73 was reached on 05/09/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $22.25. Since the beginning of this year, UNM’s stock price has risen by 40.37% or $9.92, and marked a new high 25 times. However, the stock has declined by -6.10% since its 52-week high.

Unum Group (UNM) last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on May 11. Pyne Christopher W, the EVP, Group Benefits of the company, disposed of 7,149 shares for $35.13 on May 11. It resulted in a $251,165 divestment by the insider. McKenney Richard P sold 35,271 shares at an average price of $36.49 on May 10. The insider now owns 990,367 shares following the transaction. On May 09, SVP, Chief Accounting Officer Pashley Cherie sold 7,033 shares at $35.68 apiece. The transaction was valued at $250,945.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Unum Group (UNM) has a P/E ratio of about 8.57. The stock’s beta is 1.42. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.51, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.62, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 5.90 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.30 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.30. On Friday July 16 2021, a $0.0150 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.30. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 10.40%.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 6.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 7.50%.

In Unum Group’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $3.44 billion. UNM’s revenue fell -3.0% to $2.98 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.98 billion. While analysts expected Unum Group to report $0.79 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.36 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 72.20%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $201.09 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Unum Group’s (UNM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 71.23%, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.22% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Unum Group price is down by -5.01% percent or -$1.82. At present, UNM shares trade +5.28% above its 20-day simple moving average and +52.07% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +20.68% above its SMA50 and +24.69% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 66.21% and Stochastic coefficient D was 72.49%, while ATR was 1.45. Given the Stochastic reading of 65.64% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 58.86%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.43, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.49.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies launched its rating on Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) to a Hold in a note to investors on January 26, 2022. Unum Group (UNM) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm , UNM is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Unum Group stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $35.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $21.00 – $44.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Unum Group (UNM) will achieve an average price target of $33.46.


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