This Disability Insurer Is Fit As A Fiddle

It's no secret that the insurance industry is on the Street's short list of groups to dump, partly because of questions about the quality of some insurers' loans and assets. But several smart-money investors are convinced that UNUM--the nation's leading provider of long-term group disability insurance--doesn't deserve the beating it has been taking. So they have been snapping up UNUM shares, which slumped to 59 on Oct. 2 after trading as high as 70 in July.

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