Girard Partners LTD. lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 3.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 59,444 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,788 shares during the period. Union Pacific comprises approximately 1.4% of Girard Partners LTD.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest position. Girard Partners LTD.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $6,894,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 61,505,708 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $6,698,588,000 after purchasing an additional 1,146,109 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 50,764,821 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $5,528,796,000 after purchasing an additional 141,521 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 84.6% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,045,870,000 after purchasing an additional 4,399,980 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 7,948,391 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $865,659,000 after purchasing an additional 46,298 shares during the period. Finally, Capital World Investors lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 7,328,002 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $798,093,000 after purchasing an additional 50,000 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.70% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) traded down $3.02 on Friday, reaching $129.36. 8,089,561 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,250,000. 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 Co. has a twelve month low of $101.06 and a twelve month high of $143.05. The stock has a market cap of $101,830.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.58, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 0.84.
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 analysts’ consensus estimates 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 last year, the business earned $1.39 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.4 EPS for the current year.
UNP has been the topic of several recent research reports. UBS Group upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 target price on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $130.40.
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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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