Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) had its price target hoisted by Loop Capital from $137.00 to $145.00 in a research note published on Monday. They currently have a hold rating on the railroad operator’s stock.
Other analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Monday, January 8th. UBS raised shares of Union Pacific from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $157.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, January 15th. TD Securities dropped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Argus lifted their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $138.95.
NYSE UNP opened at $138.96 on Monday. Union Pacific has a 52-week low of $101.06 and a 52-week high of $143.05. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. The firm has a market cap of $106,827.13, a PE ratio of 24.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.79.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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). 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 the consensus estimate of $5.44 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.39 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Union Pacific will post 7.56 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were given a $0.73 dividend. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.10%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is presently 50.43%.
In other Union Pacific news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 15,576 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.79, for a total value of $2,083,913.04. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 65,613 shares in the company, valued at $8,778,363.27. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $137.39, for a total transaction of $3,434,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 106,518 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,634,508.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dempze Nancy E increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% during the fourth quarter. Dempze Nancy E now owns 3,460 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $465,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the period. FTB Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 2.1% during the fourth quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 69,603 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $9,438,000 after buying an additional 1,462 shares during the period. Reilly Herbert Faulkner III increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 1.7% during the fourth quarter. Reilly Herbert Faulkner III now owns 41,269 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $5,534,000 after buying an additional 699 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 12.2% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 2,562,570 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $297,180,000 after buying an additional 277,810 shares during the period. Finally, Cardinal Capital Management purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter valued at about $224,000. Institutional investors own 79.90% of the company’s stock.
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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