Robert W. Baird reissued their hold rating on shares of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) in a report released on Friday, January 26th.
Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. UBS Group upgraded Union Pacific from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $130.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. 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. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded Union Pacific from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $102.00 to $100.00 in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. 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 company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $130.40.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) opened at $128.64 on Friday. Union Pacific has a fifty-two week low of $101.06 and a fifty-two week high of $143.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. The stock has a market cap of $101,260.00, a PE ratio of 9.53, a PEG ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.84.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. The business had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.44 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.39 EPS. Union Pacific’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Union Pacific will post 7.52 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.73 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.27%. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is presently 19.70%.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Acropolis Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. boosted its position in 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 purchasing an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in 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 purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Exane Derivatives boosted its position 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Community Bank N.A. boosted its position 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 in the last quarter. 78.28% of the stock is currently 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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