News headlines about Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Union Pacific earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the railroad operator an impact score of 46.4747257552891 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- ‘Just having the same old broken promises’ – Tonga rugby union players furious about no pay in recent Pacific Nations … (tvnz.co.nz)
- Fire Prevention Fun Day coming to State Lakes (fremonttribune.com)
- Notable ETF Outflow Detected – XLI, GE, UNP, HON (nasdaq.com)
- High Court Nixes Union Pacific Appeal Of EEOC Subpoena (law360.com)
- Comparing Union Pacific’s Traffic Growth with BNSF in Week 24 (finance.yahoo.com)
NYSE:UNP opened at $141.26 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $110.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.40, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.80. Union Pacific has a 12 month low of $101.06 and a 12 month high of $148.33.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.68 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.02. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.16% and a net margin of 50.73%. The company had revenue of $5.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.39 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.32 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific will post 7.63 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.73 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.07%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 50.43%.
UNP has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on Union Pacific from $144.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, June 4th. TD Securities boosted their price objective on Union Pacific from $150.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Scotiabank boosted their price objective on Union Pacific from $148.00 to $153.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on Union Pacific from $160.00 to $165.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on Union Pacific from $158.00 to $165.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $146.70.
In other Union Pacific news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 15,576 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.79, for a total transaction of $2,083,913.04. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 65,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,778,363.27. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.
Union Pacific Company Profile
Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash.
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