Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees lessened its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 13.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 31,263 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 4,939 shares during the quarter. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees’ holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,626,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Union Pacific by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 61,505,708 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $6,698,588,000 after buying an additional 1,146,109 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Union Pacific by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 50,764,821 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $5,528,796,000 after buying an additional 141,521 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 84.6% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,045,870,000 after purchasing an additional 4,399,980 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 0.6% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 7,948,391 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $865,659,000 after purchasing an additional 46,298 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital World Investors grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 0.7% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 7,328,002 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $798,093,000 after purchasing an additional 50,000 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.62% of the company’s stock.
Union Pacific Co. (UNP) traded up $2.42 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $127.28. The company had a trading volume of 9,147,801 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,840,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.03. Union Pacific Co. has a 52-week low of $101.06 and a 52-week high of $143.05. The stock has a market capitalization of $100,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.84.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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 company had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.44 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.39 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.52 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a $0.73 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.29%. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.69%.
UNP has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Argus upped their price target on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $130.40.
Union Pacific 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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