Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-four brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $116.93.

A number of brokerages recently commented on UNP. ValuEngine downgraded Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) began coverage on Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Monday. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price target for the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Argus increased their price target on Union Pacific Corporation from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st.

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Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) traded down $0.53 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $115.70. The stock had a trading volume of 3,228,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,531,855. Union Pacific Corporation has a 52 week low of $97.48 and a 52 week high of $119.71. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. The company has a market capitalization of $91,760.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.53, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.87.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.36 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Union Pacific Corporation will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.665 per share. This is a positive change from Union Pacific Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.30%. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 42.83%.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Moors & Cabot Inc. boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 4.8% during the third quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 19,741 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,292,000 after buying an additional 906 shares during the period. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific Corporation during the third quarter valued at $845,000. Yellowstone Partners LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific Corporation during the third quarter valued at $603,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific Corporation during the third quarter valued at $324,000. Finally, Griffin Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Union Pacific Corporation during the third quarter valued at $2,189,000. 79.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Union Pacific Corporation Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business.

Analyst Recommendations for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

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