Union Pacific (UNP) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) will release its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, April 26th. Analysts expect Union Pacific to post earnings of $1.67 per share for the quarter.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.44 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 50.43% and a return on equity of 22.26%. Union Pacific’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.39 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Union Pacific to post $8 EPS for the current fiscal year and $8 EPS for the next fiscal year.

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NYSE:UNP opened at $136.03 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $105,720.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.49, a PEG ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.79. Union Pacific has a 12 month low of $101.06 and a 12 month high of $143.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were given a $0.73 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 27th. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.15%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 50.43%.

In related news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 15,576 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.79, for a total transaction of $2,083,913.04. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 65,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,778,363.27. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.39, for a total transaction of $3,434,750.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 106,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,634,508.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Highland Private Wealth Management raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 0.9% during the second quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management now owns 1,996 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $217,000 after buying an additional 18 shares during the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Union Pacific by 1.0% in the second quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 11,278 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,230,000 after purchasing an additional 108 shares in the last quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA increased its stake in Union Pacific by 0.8% in the second quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 19,617 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,137,000 after purchasing an additional 151 shares in the last quarter. Kingfisher Capital LLC increased its stake in Union Pacific by 1.5% in the second quarter. Kingfisher Capital LLC now owns 12,897 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,405,000 after purchasing an additional 186 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Intellectus Partners LLC increased its stake in Union Pacific by 9.6% in the second quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 3,671 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $400,000 after purchasing an additional 323 shares in the last quarter. 79.81% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on UNP. TD Securities dropped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Daiwa Capital Markets raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Wolfe Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, UBS dropped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $164.00 to $162.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $138.95.

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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.

Earnings History for Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)

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