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Unum Group Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Unum Group (UNM) released earnings for its second quarter that increased from the same period last year.

The company's earnings totaled $285.5 million, or $1.29 per share. This compares with $245.1 million, or $1.07 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Unum Group reported adjusted earnings of $287.6 million or $1.30 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.26 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 2.5% to $2.89 billion from $2.82 billion last year.

Unum Group earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $287.6 Mln. vs. $240.4 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $1.30 vs. $1.05 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.26
-Revenue (Q2): $2.89 Bln vs. $2.82 Bln last year.

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