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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)?

The company in question is, Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) currently with a stock price of 36.43 (1.05% today). The market cap for Unum Group is 8517.17, and is in the sector Financial, and Accident & Health Insurance industry. The target price for Unum Group is 35.73. Currently Unum Group is trading with a P/E of 9.93, and a forward P/E of 8.85. Average volume for Unum Group is 1513.85 and so far today it is 914912.

Performance in the last year for Unum Group has been 13.89%. For EPS growth, Unum Group has seen a growth of 123.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.63%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -8.30% over the last five years and could be 6.77% for the next five years. Unum Group has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 10.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.00%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.66%.

Since the IPO date for Unum Group on the 11/06/1986, Unum Group has seen performance year to date to be 10.29%. With Unum Group trading at 36.43, the dividend yield is 2.11%, and the EPS is 3.63.

So could Unum Group, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 9.93. The PEG is 1.47, P/S is 0.78 and the P/B is at 0.93. The P/cash is 90.8, with P/free cash flow at 9.92.

Unum Group ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.33, and total debt/equity at 0.37.

In terms of margins, Unum Group has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 13.00% and a profit margin of 8.00%.Payout ratio for Unum Group is 20.70%. Return on assets come to 1.40% with return on investment coming to 8.90%.

Insider ownership for Unum Group, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 98.40%. Outstanding shares are at 236.26. While shares float is 233.8. The float short is currently 3.77%, and short ratio is 5.82.

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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