Accident & Health Insurance: AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO), Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ)



AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) is a $28 billion supplementary insurer operating in the U.S. and Japan. The company has been around since 1955 and its business life has stood the test of time. The company has a clean performance track record and shareholders seem satisfied with the execution of the management team, especially give the successful inroad in Japan’s insurance market. However, like any other businesses today, AFL seeks growth, higher revenue and higher profits. AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) stock performance was -0.64% in last session and finished the day at $60.95. Traded volume was 2.19million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 1.84million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.70. AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) insider ownership is 0.40%.

The chief executive officer of Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CNO) says a skills gap in Indiana is “definitely” a hurdle as the company looks to add workers. Ed Bonach says many candidates are lacking basic communication and technical skills needed for CNO’s customer service positions. CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) dropped -0.86 percent to $16.14 Wednesday on volume of 1.60million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $16.09 to $16.33. CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) has a market capitalization of $3.52billion.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) may be the world’s biggest disability insurer, but CEO Tom Watjen still sees plenty of opportunity for growth. With most Americans and British residents saying they lack adequate financial protection benefits, Watjen told company shareholders today that Unum is poised for future growth. Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)’s stock on May 28, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.71% to the closing price of $33.63. Its fifty two weeks range is $27.31 -$36.30. The total market capitalization recorded $8.66billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.25million shares. In its share capital, UNM has 257.41million outstanding shares.

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by Zacks in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $70.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks‘s price target indicates a potential upside of 5.17% from the company’s current price. On Wednesday, shares of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) dropped -0.41% to close the day at $67.39. Company return on investment (ROI) is 8.80% and its monthly performance is recorded as 2.49%. Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) quarterly revenue growth is 6.36%.

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