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Unum: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) _ Unum Group (UNM) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $280.9 million.

The Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company said it had net income of $1.31 per share.

The results matched Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.31 per share.

The insurance company posted revenue of $2.99 billion in the period.

Unum shares have risen 26% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 18%. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $36.92, a fall of 24% in the last 12 months.

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