Shares of Unum Group
slid 1.83% to $27.37 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.07% to 34,823.35. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Unum Group closed $4.61 short of its 52-week high ($31.98), which the company reached on June 2nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as AFLAC Inc.
fell 1.45% to $53.10, Principal Financial Group Inc.
fell 1.67% to $62.01, and Assurant Inc.
fell 1.01% to $152.41. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 205,236 below its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.