Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance company Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has earned a respected five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Unum's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Unum facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Chattanooga, Tenn. (1848)

Market Cap

$6.3  billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$9.9 billion


CEO Tom Watjen
CFO Richard P. McKenney


$1.3 Billion / $2.5 Billion


UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH)
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Component of


CAPS Members Bullish on Unum Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on Unum Also Bearish on

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 98 members who have rated Unum believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Ganca and dp23peace.

Just last month, Ganca said he liked Unum for its:

Strong investment portfolio. Mostly A rated bonds no real estate. Sales will end year the year better than previous estimates. Not involved directly with health care issues.

In a pitch from earlier this year, dp23peace harped on the dividend:

Since the new CEO took over this company has shed bad deals, bad debt, and resolved legal matters that dragged them down publicly. They just paid out bonuses to the entire company after a successful 2008, and are poised to lead this industry again as we come out of the economic mess we are in. Oh, and it pays a dividend while you wait.

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