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 a possible profit of 15.65 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.49 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.98 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.61 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of UNM to grow at a rate of 0.94 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. UNM has a PEG ratio of 12.62.

In the trailing 52-weeks, UNM hit 50.27 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 32.36. Today's price is 49.63 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.68 percent below the high. 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.