WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 255.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 51,824 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 37,243 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $6,010,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. lifted its position in 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 worth $117,000 after buying an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC lifted its position in Union Pacific by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. lifted its position in Union Pacific by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Union Pacific by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $185,000 after buying an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Yorkville Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter worth about $202,000. 78.47% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Union Pacific Co. (UNP) opened at $141.25 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Union Pacific Co. has a 52-week low of $101.06 and a 52-week high of $142.19. The stock has a market cap of $111,187.63, a PE ratio of 24.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.90.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. Union Pacific’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.36 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.665 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.88%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is 47.00%.
Several research analysts recently issued reports on UNP shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research report 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 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Argus upped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $125.16.
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About Union Pacific
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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