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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for UNM. The most optimistic price target was 56, which equates to a potential upside of 15.65 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, which equates to a potential downside of -17.39 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.49 percent. That number becomes -0.98 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.61 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of UNM to grow at a rate of 0.94 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. 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.