Analyst Ratings for Unum Group (UNM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for UNM last month.

Of the 15 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for UNM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 56, implying potential capital gains of 15.65 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, which equates to a potential downside of -17.39 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.49 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.98 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.61 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of UNM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0.94 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of UNM is 12.62.

In the last 52-weeks, UNM has achieved a high of 50.27 and a low of 32.36. Today's price is 49.63 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.68 percent. UNM has a P/E ratio of 11.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UNM value stock report compares UNM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of UNM is $11.01 billion. UNM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.