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 maximum price target given was 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.49 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.98 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

UNM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0.94 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 49.63 percent, and 3.68 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $11.01 billion. UNM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.