The Chaikin Power Gauge RatingTM for Unum Group $UNM is neutral with attractive financial metrics, strong earnings performance, neutral price/volume activity and negative expert opinions. UNM's financial metrics are very good due to a low price to book value. Expert opinions about UNM are negative which is evidenced by pessimistic analyst opinions. Despite these bullish factors, Chaikin Power Tools has identified a negative trend resulting in a neutral rating.
UNM's financial metrics are very good. The company may be undervalued and generates high free cash flow relative to market capitalization. The rank is based on a high long term debt to equity ratio, low price to book value, high price to sales ratio and relatively high cash flow.
UNM's earnings performance has been strong. The company is priced relatively low compared to next year's projected EPS and has a stable 5 year earnings trend. The rank is based on high earnings growth over the past 3-5 years, worse than expected earnings in recent quarters, a relatively poor trend in earnings this year, a relatively low projected P/E ratio and consistent earnings over the past 5 years.
Price and volume activity for UNM is neutral. UNM is trading on higher volume than its 90 day average volume and has underperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks. The rank for UNM is based on an increasing volume trend.
Expert opinions about UNM are negative. Analysts's opinions on UNM have been more negative recently and UNM has been under-performing the Insurance industry over the past 13 weeks. The rank for UNM is based on a low short interest ratio, pessimistic analyst opinions and relative weakness of the stock versus the Insurance industry group.
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