Security National Trust Co. lowered its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 5.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,262 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 1,470 shares during the quarter. Security National Trust Co.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,045,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. 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 worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares in 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 worth $131,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in 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 worth $168,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares in 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 worth $185,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Yorkville Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $202,000. 78.45% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Union Pacific Co. (UNP) opened at $141.17 on Friday. 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 Co. has a 52-week low of $101.06 and a 52-week high of $141.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $111,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.90.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The firm had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.36 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a $0.665 dividend. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.88%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is presently 47.08%.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on UNP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. UBS Group upgraded Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, November 13th. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 target price for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $122.65.
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Union Pacific 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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