News coverage about Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Union Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the railroad operator an impact score of 47.0228370638771 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
UNP has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Argus increased their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Scotiabank set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Union Pacific from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price target for the company from $102.00 to $100.00 in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $122.65.
Shares of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) opened at $141.17 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. The stock has a market cap 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 has a 12-month low of $101.06 and a 12-month high of $141.81.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.36 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Union Pacific will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a dividend of $0.665 per share. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. 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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