Unison Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 12,399 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $1,663,000. Union Pacific comprises about 1.2% of Unison Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th biggest holding.
Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. FMR LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 84.6% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,045,870,000 after purchasing an additional 4,399,980 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 990.5% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,243,574 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $244,339,000 after purchasing an additional 2,037,834 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 88.7% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 4,060,423 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $442,221,000 after purchasing an additional 1,908,175 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its position in Union Pacific by 59.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 4,773,609 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $519,785,000 after purchasing an additional 1,776,644 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its position in Union Pacific by 88.5% in the 3rd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 3,558,005 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $412,622,000 after purchasing an additional 1,670,095 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.28% of the company’s stock.
Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $134.27 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.02. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $101.06 and a 12 month high of $143.05. The firm has a market cap of $104,640.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.49, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.84.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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 company had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.44 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.39 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.51 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.73 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.17%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is 44.56%.
Several analysts recently commented on the stock. UBS Group upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Citigroup upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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