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Morning Traders Watch: Unum Group, (UNM)

Friday February 24th 2017: Unum Group, UNM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Accident & Health Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Unum Group, UNM  has a market cap of 11.05 B. Since its IPO date on the 11/06/1986, Unum Group, UNM performance year to date is 9.61%. Today Unum Group, UNM has gained -1.41%, with a current price of 47.47.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 96.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 19.20%. Return of assets are at 1.50%, with return on investment at 9.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Unum Group, UNM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.33. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 8.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 13.80%. Unum Group ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Unum Group, UNM has seen a EPS growth of 12.80%. A performance for the year of 50.99%. The 52-week high is -5.57%, and the 52-week low is 49.44%. The average volume for Unum Group, UNM is 18782.

With a target price of 49.09, can Unum Group, UNM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Unum Group, UNM. Unum Group has a P/E of 11.83 and a forward P/E of 11.07. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.7. Unum Group also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.99 and 1.21 respectively. For P/cash, Unum Group has a value of 103.24, while it is 12.97 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.47, Unum Group has a dividend yield of 1.66%. We see a return on equity of 10.40%.

Looking more long-term Unum Group, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.98%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.05% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.80% for this year and for the last five years a 33.30% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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