Charter Trust Co. lessened its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 17.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,027 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 1,086 shares during the period. Charter Trust Co.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $675,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 1.7% in the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,970,265 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $398,313,000 after purchasing an additional 48,917 shares during the last quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 6.4% during the 4th quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,213 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,504,000 after acquiring an additional 678 shares in the last quarter. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 46.4% during the 4th quarter. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,719 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $633,000 after acquiring an additional 1,496 shares in the last quarter. Sippican Capital Advisors acquired a new position in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter worth about $212,000. Finally, Marathon Asset Management LLP lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 7.6% during the 4th quarter. Marathon Asset Management LLP now owns 462,779 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $62,066,000 after acquiring an additional 32,524 shares in the last quarter. 78.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Argus increased their target price on Union Pacific from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Union Pacific from $105.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. UBS Group decreased their target price on Union Pacific from $164.00 to $162.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 26th. TD Securities decreased their target price on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities lowered Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $130.40.
Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $127.28 on Friday. 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 capitalization of $102,130.00, a PE ratio of 9.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.84. Union Pacific Co. has a 12-month low of $101.06 and a 12-month high of $143.05.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.44 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 50.43% and a return on equity of 22.26%. Union Pacific’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.39 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.73 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.29%. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 19.70%.
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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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