Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/24/13, Unum Group (UNM) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.145, payable on 11/15/13. As a percentage of UNM's recent stock price of $32.12, this dividend works out to approximately 0.45%.
Below is a dividend history chart for UNM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.145 declared by Unum Group:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from UNM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.81% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of UNM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, UNM's low point in its 52 week range is $19.04 per share, with $32.94 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $32.21.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, UNM makes up 3.53% of the KBW Insurance Portfolio ETF (KBWI) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Unum Group shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.