Can Unum Group (UNM) Add Value To Your Portfolio?

As of Friday close, Unum Group’s (NYSE:UNM) stock was up $0.7, moving up 1.99 percent to $35.90. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,208,880 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $3.71 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,584,535, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,887,268.

Since last month, UNM stock rose 9.28%. Shares of the company fell to $31.19 on 07/06/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $37.49 was reached on 06/06/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $22.25. Since the beginning of this year, UNM’s stock price has risen by 46.11% or $11.33, and marked a new high 27 times. However, the stock has declined by -4.24% since its 52-week high.

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Unum Group (UNM) last reported insider trading activity 87 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 7.94. The stock’s beta is 1.29. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.62, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.68, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.71 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.33 per share was paid out, which is 10.0% more than last year’s $0.30. On Friday July 15 2022, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.32. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 11.40%.

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 8.40%.

In Unum Group’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $3.44 billion. UNM’s revenue rose 1.58% to $2.98 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.04 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 $200.0 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Unum Group’s (UNM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 75.50%, the RSI 9-day stood at 66.98% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Unum Group price is up by +11.53% percent or $3.71. At present, UNM shares trade +7.29% above its 20-day simple moving average and +30.31% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +3.22% above its SMA50 and +28.67% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 84.94% and Stochastic coefficient D was 61.28%, while ATR was 1.34. Given the Stochastic reading of 89.23% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 62.20%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 2.34, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.57.

Analyst Ratings

Citigroup launched its rating on Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) to a Neutral in a note to investors on May 24, 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 $36.00, 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 $36.00.


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