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Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Life & Health Insurance Industry Detected in Shares of Unum Group (UNM, CNO, AEL, TMK, SFG)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Life & Health Insurance industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Unum Group ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 1.7%. Following is CNO Financial with a projected earnings growth of 2.5%. American Equity Investment ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 3.3%.

Torchmark follows with a projected earnings growth of 4.9%, and StanCorp Financial Group rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 11.2%.

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Ticker(s): UNM CNO AEL TMK SFG