Sphera Funds Management LTD. Acquires 13,730 Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

Sphera Funds Management LTD. lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by 47.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 42,400 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 13,730 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific Corporation makes up about 0.8% of Sphera Funds Management LTD.’s holdings, making the stock its 29th biggest holding. Sphera Funds Management LTD.’s holdings in Union Pacific Corporation were worth $4,618,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Advantage Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 263.7% in the 1st quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 953 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 691 shares in the last quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 96.3% in the 1st quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC now owns 1,021 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 501 shares in the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 36.3% in the 1st quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,028 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 274 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 46.6% in the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SRS Capital Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 147.2% in the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $122,000 after purchasing an additional 686 shares in the last quarter. 80.03% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

UNP has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $100.00 to $104.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Off Wall Street started coverage on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. They set a “sell” rating on the stock. UBS AG upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $115.00 to $126.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Argus upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Union Pacific Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $118.36.

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Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE UNP) opened at $116.70 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $92,153.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.87. Union Pacific Corporation has a 52-week low of $95.67 and a 52-week high of $119.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.97.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. Union Pacific Corporation’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.36 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Corporation will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Corporation 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

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