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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for UNM. The maximum price target given was 56, which equates to a potential upside of 15.65 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying a possible loss of -17.39 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing 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. 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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 3.68 percent lower than its 52-week high. UNM has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $11.01 billion. UNM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.