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Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Director Ronald E. Goldsberry sold 5,702 shares of Unum Group stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.12, for a total transaction of $200,254.24. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,494 shares in the company, valued at approximately $579,269. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Bank of America upgraded shares of Unum Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $39.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Unum Group in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse raised their price target on shares of Unum Group from $32.00 to $33.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.10.

Shares of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) opened at 35.19 on Friday. Unum Group has a 1-year low of $29.14 and a 1-year high of $36.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $34.75 and its 200-day moving average is $34.35. The company has a market cap of $8.966 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.23.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.61 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. Unum Group’s revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Unum Group will post $3.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Unum Group is a provider of disability insurance products in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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