Union Pacific (UNP) Upgraded at Wolfe Research

Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report released on Friday, January 5th, The Fly reports.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $130.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup cut shares of Union Pacific from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $120.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Union Pacific from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $102.00 to $100.00 in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Union Pacific from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $129.15.

Shares of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) opened at $133.50 on Friday. Union Pacific has a 12 month low of $101.06 and a 12 month high of $143.05. The stock has a market cap of $105,090.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.88, a PEG ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). Union Pacific had a net margin of 50.43% and a return on equity of 22.26%. The company had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.44 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.39 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Union Pacific will post 7.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of UNP. Acropolis Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the 4th quarter valued at about $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% in 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 in the last quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 147.2% in the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $122,000 after purchasing an additional 686 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Exane Derivatives raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 55,600.0% in the 4th quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,114 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 1,112 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.70% of the company’s stock.

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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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