NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) is tomorrow, October 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 $24.04 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Unum Group has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Unum Group has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 8.6, 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, 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. You can view the full Unum Group Ratings Report.

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