How Analysts Feel About Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) After Increase in Sellers?

March 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

 How Analysts Feel About Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) After Increase in Sellers?

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 25 investors sold Unum Group shares while 178 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 200.74 million shares or 2.11% less from 205.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
First Midwest Bank & Trust Division reported 14,040 shares. Cambridge Group Inc Incorporated holds 3.27% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 122,273 shares. Jefferies Gru Limited, New York-based fund reported 93,925 shares. Regentatlantic Capital Ltd Co holds 33,043 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. 18,210 are owned by First Republic Invest Mgmt. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 21,262 shares. Bp Public Limited Co holds 27,000 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board has invested 0.03% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Los Angeles Capital Mgmt Equity owns 0.09% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 318,806 shares. Greenleaf Tru has 0% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 197 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Co, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 5,568 shares. Fmr holds 0.13% or 20.29M shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 311,243 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Massachusetts-based Fiduciary Tru has invested 0.01% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM).

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $1.52 million activity. Waxenberg Daniel Jason sold 1,435 shares worth $75,134. IGLESIAS LISA G had sold 8,459 shares worth $463,807 on Thursday, December 14. $266,976 worth of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) was sold by McGarry John F on Tuesday, January 16. Arnold Timothy Gerald sold $55,070 worth of stock. $397,325 worth of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) was sold by Jerome Christopher J on Thursday, March 1.

The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) registered an increase of 72.03% in short interest. UNM’s total short interest was 5.17 million shares in March as published by FINRA. Its up 72.03% from 3.01 million shares, reported previously. With 1.86M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their UNM’s short positions. The short interest to Unum Group’s float is 2.31%.

The stock decreased 1.63% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $49.5. About 654,411 shares traded. Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has risen 29.60% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.90% the S&P500.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance services and products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $10.95 billion. It operates through Unum US, Unum UK, Colonial Life, and Closed Block divisions. It has a 11.33 P/E ratio. The firm offers group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment products; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability, voluntary benefits, and dental and vision products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Unum Group had 40 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) rating on Monday, November 28. FBR Capital has “Underperform” rating and $40 target. The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 11. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) rating on Wednesday, February 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $38 target. B. Riley & Co upgraded Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) on Monday, November 6 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, December 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, November 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. B. Riley & Co upgraded the shares of UNM in report on Tuesday, February 13 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5.

More notable recent Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) news were published by: which released: “Unum names Puneet Bhasin chief information and digital officer” on February 27, 2018, also with their article: “Unum elects Susan D. DeVore to board of directors” published on February 26, 2018, published: “Unum, DMEC offer education forums for employers, industry professionals” on March 13, 2018. More interesting news about Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) were released by: and their article: “B. Riley FBR Upgrades Unum Group On Solid Macro Backdrop, Valuation” published on February 13, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Unum Group Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average – Notable for UNM” with publication date: March 01, 2018.

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