Shares of Unum Group
slumped 0.19% to $26.03 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Unum Group closed $5.95 below its 52-week high ($31.98), which the company achieved on June 2nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as AFLAC Inc.
rose 0.68% to $54.66, Principal Financial Group Inc.
rose 1.44% to $66.08, and Assurant Inc.
fell 1.15% to $163.91. Trading volume (2.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.