Daily High to Daily Low: Is It Safe to Buy Unum Group (UNM)?

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Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) went down by -0.61% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $30.34. The company’s stock price has collected 2.03% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 03/12/21 that Unum Group stock outperforms market on strong trading day

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Is It Worth Investing in Unum Group (NYSE :UNM) Right Now?

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 7.10 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for UNM is at 1.75. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 12 who provided ratings for Unum Group declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 9 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $26.09, which is -$1.65 below the current price. UNM currently public float of 202.13M and currently shorts hold a 1.65% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of UNM was 2.60M shares.

UNM’s Market Performance

UNM stocks went up by 2.03% for the week, with a monthly drop of -3.96% and a quarterly performance of 25.17%, while its annual performance rate touched 105.42%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.23% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.23% for Unum Group. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.23% for UNM stocks with a simple moving average of 30.21% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of UNM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for UNM stocks, with Evercore ISI repeating the rating for UNM by listing it as a “In-line.” The predicted price for UNM in the upcoming period, according to Evercore ISI is $25 based on the research report published on January 08th of the current year 2021.

Barclays, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see UNM reach a price target of $21. The rating they have provided for UNM stocks is “Underweight” according to the report published on November 17th, 2020.

UNM Trading at 4.46% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought UNM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -8.87% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.23%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.23%, as shares sank -6.08% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.86% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, UNM rose by +2.03%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +61.32% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.90. In addition, Unum Group saw 20.53% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at UNM starting from Arnold Timothy Gerald, who sale 7,000 shares at the price of $28.53 back on Mar 05. After this action, Arnold Timothy Gerald now owns 79,312 shares of Unum Group, valued at $199,717 using the latest closing price.

Pashley Cherie, the SVP, Chief Accounting Officer of Unum Group, sale 5,000 shares at $27.36 during a trade that took place back on Mar 05, which means that Pashley Cherie is holding 17,285 shares at $136,800 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for UNM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +8.85 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Unum Group stands at +6.02. The total capital return value is set at 8.40, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.81. Equity return is now at value 7.50, with 1.20 for asset returns.

Based on Unum Group (UNM), the company’s capital structure generated 31.75 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 24.10. Total debt to assets is 5.69, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 31.52. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 23.92.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.62, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.42.

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