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) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Unum Group fell $0.33 (-1.1%) to $30.62 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,167,829 shares of Unum Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,631,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.54-$30.86 after having opened the day at $30.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.95. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were:
), down 15.4%,
), down 9.6%,
), down 5.3% and
), down 5.2%.
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Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. Unum Group has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 46.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Unum Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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On the positive front,
), up 12.8%,
), up 8.7%,
), up 7.0% and
), up 6.2% , were all gainers within the financial sector with
) being today's featured financial sector leader.
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