Exane Derivatives increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 55,600.0% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,114 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,112 shares during the quarter. Exane Derivatives’ holdings in Union Pacific were worth $149,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of UNP. Acropolis Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its position in Union Pacific by 46.6% during 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 buying an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in Union Pacific by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC increased its position in Union Pacific by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $185,000 after buying an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd acquired a new position in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $200,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.41% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $132.50 on Thursday. Union Pacific Co. has a one year low of $101.06 and a one year high of $143.05. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. The company has a market capitalization of $103,260.00, a PE ratio of 22.19, a PEG ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.84.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.44 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.39 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.51 EPS for the current fiscal 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 paid a $0.73 dividend. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.20%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 44.56%.
Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup raised Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Argus upped their target price on Union Pacific from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Union Pacific from $105.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. UBS Group reduced their target price on Union Pacific from $164.00 to $162.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, TD Securities cut their price objective on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific 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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