Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Holdings Reduced by Macquarie Group Ltd.

Macquarie Group Ltd. reduced its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 359,362 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 1,013 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $41,675,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in UNP. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $185,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American National Bank grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 24.4% during the 2nd quarter. American National Bank now owns 1,782 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $194,000 after purchasing an additional 350 shares during the last quarter. 78.45% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. UBS Group upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $121.21.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $140.35 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $110,480.00, a P/E ratio of 24.84, a PEG ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.90. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $101.06 and a 1 year high of $141.40. 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 (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 the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.36 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a $0.665 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.90%. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 47.08%.

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Union Pacific 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.

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