NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Unum Group

(NYSE:

UNM

) is tomorrow, July 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $25.16 as of 10:02 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for Unum Group has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Unum Group has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Unum Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Unum Group Ratings Report

.

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