Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Sellers Covered 22.06% of Their Shorts

Cornelia Mascio
Dicembre 7, 2017

After $1.09 actual EPS reported by Unum Group for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.83% negative EPS growth. With 993,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)'s short sellers to cover UNM's short positions. Unum Group had 34 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $56.52. About 962,263 shares traded. Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has risen 29.60% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.90% the S&P500. Royal Bankshares Of Canada reported 768,390 shares. Assetmark invested in 6,200 shares or 0% of the stock. The Aew Capital Management LP holds 1.31M shares with $112.28 million value, down from 1.41 million last quarter. The Minnesota-based First Light Asset Management Llc has invested 0.5% in the stock. About 1.73M shares traded. Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) has risen 3.41% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.29% the S&P500.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance services and products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $12.80 billion. It operates through Unum US, Unum UK, Colonial Life, and Closed Block divisions. It has a 13.73 P/E ratio. The firm offers group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment products; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability, voluntary benefits, and dental and vision products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products.

Among 4 analysts covering Earthstone Energy (NYSE:ESTE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Underperform" on Wednesday, June 29. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, July 10 report. Streetinsider.com's article titled: "FBR Capital Upgrades Unum Group (UNM) to Neutral" and published on November 06, 2017 is yet another important article. On Friday, October 7 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with "Neutral". Citigroup initiated Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) on Thursday, January 26 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) earned "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, September 23. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $53.27. Unum Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.44 on Accern's scale. Its down 0.03, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold Unum Group shares while 173 reduced holdings. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Unum Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. The financial services provider reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.05. Magnetar Financial Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 27,660 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. Wellington Management Gp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 8.07 million shares.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. Lmr Prtnrs Llp holds 0.12% or 39,829 shares in its portfolio. Gam Ag invested in 0.03% or 46,402 shares. 118,765 are owned by Atwood Palmer Incorporated. Leuthold Gru Lc owns 119,684 shares for 0.6% of their portfolio. Intrust National Bank & Trust Na accumulated 0.23% or 14,526 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) accumulated 0.2% or 37,391 shares. Aviva Public Ltd has invested 0.04% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Td Asset Inc holds 0.06% or 752,592 shares. The company has a current ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. They expect $0.07 earnings per share, up 158.33% or $0.19 from last year's $-0.12 per share.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q2. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.63%. 39 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. Aisling Capital Llc owns 2.02 million shares or 6.05% of their USA portfolio. Eagle Asset Mngmt Inc owns 57,252 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) owns 4,700 shares. Also, Director E Michael Caulfield sold 3,814 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th.

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