| Unum Group is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a provider of financial protection benefits. Co. business segments are: Unum US, which includes group disability, group life and accidental death and dismemberment, and supplemental and voluntary lines of business; Unum International, which includes long-term disability, group life, and supplemental lines of business which include dental, individual disability, and critical illness products; and Colonial Life, which includes accident, sickness, and disability products consisting of dental and vision products, life products, and cancer and critical illness products. We show 54 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our UNM shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute UNM market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing UNM market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing UNM's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of UNM versus a peer is one thing; comparing
UNM market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like UNM can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching UNM by allowing them to research the UNM market cap history.