Union Pacific (UNP) Upgraded at UBS Group

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) was upgraded by stock analysts at UBS Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday, January 5th, 99wallstreet.com reports.

Several other research analysts have also commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $124.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $103.00 target price on the stock. Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $129.15.

Shares of Union Pacific (UNP) opened at $133.50 on Friday. Union Pacific has a 12-month low of $101.06 and a 12-month high of $143.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The stock has a market cap of $105,090.00, a P/E ratio of 9.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. The business had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.44 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.39 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Union Pacific will post 7.29 earnings per share for the current year.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp lifted its holdings in Union Pacific by 15.5% during the 2nd quarter. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp now owns 1,008,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $109,803,000 after purchasing an additional 134,950 shares during the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. lifted its holdings 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 valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Northeast Investment Management increased its position in Union Pacific by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Northeast Investment Management now owns 278,258 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $30,305,000 after acquiring an additional 7,663 shares in the last quarter. Barings LLC increased its position in Union Pacific by 357.1% in the 1st quarter. Barings LLC now owns 48,185 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $5,104,000 after acquiring an additional 37,643 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Greystone Managed Investments Inc. increased its position in Union Pacific by 8.9% in the 2nd quarter. Greystone Managed Investments Inc. now owns 84,114 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $9,161,000 after acquiring an additional 6,890 shares in the last quarter. 78.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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