Barclays Maintains Their Sell Rating on Unum Group (UNM)

In a report issued on January 7, Tracy Benguigui from Barclays maintained a Sell rating on Unum Group (UNMResearch Report), with a price target of $25.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $27.50.

According to, Benguigui is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 5.0% and a 59.1% success rate. Benguigui covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as American International Group, Brighthouse Financial, and Prudential Financial.

Unum Group has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $28.50.

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Based on Unum Group’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $2.97 billion and net profit of $329 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $3 billion and had a net profit of $231 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 58 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of UNM in relation to earlier this year.

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Unum Group is engaged in providing financial protection benefits. It operates through the following segments: Unum U.S., Unum UK, Colonial Life, Closed Block and Corporate. The Unum U.S. segment comprises of group long-term and short-term disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment products, and supplemental and voluntary lines of business. The Unum UK segment offers insurance for group long-term disability, group life, and supplemental lines of business which include dental, individual disability, and critical illness products. The Colonial Life segment includes insurance for accident, sickness, disability products, life products, and cancer and critical illness products. The Closed Block segment consists of individual disability, group and individual long-term care, and other insurance products no longer actively marketed. The Corporate segment refers to investment income on corporate assets and other corporate income and expenses not allocated to a line of business; and interest expense on corporate debt other than non-recourse debt. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN.

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