Hosking Partners LLP Increases Stake in Union Pacific Co. (UNP)

Hosking Partners LLP lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 277,138 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,407 shares during the period. Hosking Partners LLP’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $32,140,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $353,000. Dynamic Advisors Solutions LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Advisors Solutions LLC now owns 13,438 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,464,000 after acquiring an additional 267 shares in the last quarter. Atria Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 21.7% during the 2nd quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 15,673 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,707,000 after acquiring an additional 2,793 shares in the last quarter. Private Trust Co. NA raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. Private Trust Co. NA now owns 7,560 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $823,000 after acquiring an additional 384 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC now owns 10,291 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,121,000 after acquiring an additional 298 shares in the last quarter. 78.47% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research firms recently commented on UNP. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Scotiabank set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $106.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $125.16.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $140.43 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.16. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $142.19. The stock has a market cap of $110,540.00, a P/E ratio of 24.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share 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 analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.36 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.665 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.89%. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 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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