Traders Buy Union Pacific (UNP) on Weakness

Investors purchased shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $184.40 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $141.74 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $42.66 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Union Pacific had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Union Pacific traded down ($1.86) for the day and closed at $133.50

A number of analysts recently issued reports on UNP shares. Citigroup downgraded Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $120.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Aegis downgraded Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $120.00 to $122.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price objective on Union Pacific from $106.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Off Wall Street started coverage on Union Pacific in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. They set a “sell” rating for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $129.15.

The company has a market cap of $105,090.00, a PE ratio of 9.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.03.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.44 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 50.43% and a return on equity of 22.26%. The business’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.39 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Acropolis Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth about $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% during the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Exane Derivatives lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 55,600.0% during the fourth quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,114 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $149,000 after purchasing an additional 1,112 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Community Bank N.A. lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 3.0% during the second 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 during the last quarter. 78.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Union Pacific

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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