Boston Financial Mangement LLC Decreases Stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Boston Financial Mangement LLC lowered its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 10.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 45,390 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 5,319 shares during the period. Boston Financial Mangement LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $5,264,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Pathstone Family Office LLC boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 41.3% during the 2nd quarter. Pathstone Family Office LLC now owns 178 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $2,304,000 after acquiring an additional 52 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 147.2% during the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 686 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Community Bank N.A. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. 78.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on UNP shares. Argus lifted their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $122.65.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $141.17 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $111,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.99, a PEG ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.90. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $141.81. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.36 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a dividend of $0.665 per share. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 47.08%.

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Union Pacific 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.

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