Media coverage about Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Union Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the railroad operator an impact score of 46.4345347925466 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Notable Friday Option Activity: UNP, WSM, DIS (nasdaq.com)
- Union Pacific Named Fortune’s Most Admired for Eight Consecutive Years (up.com)
- Union Pacific’s Rob Knight Named Best CFO (up.com)
- Major U.S. railroads warn Trump against derailing NAFTA (finance.yahoo.com)
- Why CSX’s 4Q17 Coal Revenues Fell (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on UNP shares. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Argus upped their target price on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Scotiabank set a $150.00 target price on Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Union Pacific from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their target price for the company from $102.00 to $100.00 in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.16.
Shares of Union Pacific (UNP) traded up $0.82 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $141.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,729,612 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,820,000. Union Pacific has a 1 year low of $101.06 and a 1 year high of $142.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The firm has a market capitalization of $111,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.00, a PEG ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.90.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The firm had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.36 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Union Pacific will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a $0.665 dividend. 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. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.88%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 47.08%.
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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