Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Director E Michael Caulfield sold 3,814 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.42, for a total value of $199,929.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $2.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.82 billion. Unum Group had a net margin of 8.67% and a return on equity of 10.37%. Unum Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.01 EPS.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 30th will be issued a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 27th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.77%. Unum Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.60%.

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A number of research firms recently commented on UNM. BidaskClub upgraded Unum Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Wells Fargo & Company set a $48.00 price objective on Unum Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Unum Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, July 31st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Unum Group in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Unum Group in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Unum Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.18.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 8.6% in the 3rd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 223,733 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,439,000 after purchasing an additional 17,790 shares during the last quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 3.1% in the 3rd quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 692,202 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $35,392,000 after purchasing an additional 21,055 shares during the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 132.0% in the 3rd quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 105,422 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,390,000 after purchasing an additional 59,973 shares during the last quarter. Andra AP fonden boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 2.1% in the 3rd quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 71,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,646,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Artemis Investment Management LLP boosted its holdings in shares of Unum Group by 32.3% in the 3rd quarter. Artemis Investment Management LLP now owns 194,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,942,000 after purchasing an additional 47,500 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.26% of the company’s stock.

Unum Group Company Profile

Unum Group is a provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Company’s products include disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision, and other related services. Its segments include Unum US, Unum UK, Colonial Life, Closed Block and Corporate.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)

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