Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Stake Lessened by Kays Financial Advisory Corp ADV

Kays Financial Advisory Corp ADV reduced its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 7.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 20,362 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 1,660 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific makes up approximately 0.7% of Kays Financial Advisory Corp ADV’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 24th largest position. Kays Financial Advisory Corp ADV’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,316,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Morgan Stanley raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 2.8% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 15,035,819 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,130,275,000 after acquiring an additional 413,967 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 55.7% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 5,526,282 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $782,980,000 after acquiring an additional 1,977,446 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 1.8% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,110,636 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $724,075,000 after acquiring an additional 91,243 shares in the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 1.9% in the second quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 3,718,928 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $526,898,000 after acquiring an additional 68,502 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Egerton Capital UK LLP raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.3% in the second quarter. Egerton Capital UK LLP now owns 3,279,188 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $464,595,000 after acquiring an additional 10,130 shares in the last quarter. 80.36% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Union Pacific stock opened at $148.56 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 1.06. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $115.16 and a 12 month high of $165.63. The company has a market capitalization of $109.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.66, a P/E/G ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.95.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.10 by $0.05. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 25.02% and a net margin of 51.90%. The business had revenue of $5.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.88 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.50 EPS. Sell-side analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.84 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on UNP shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $155.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $151.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $145.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, July 20th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $136.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, July 20th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reduced their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $169.00 to $167.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $161.44.

In other Union Pacific news, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $163.81, for a total value of $3,276,200.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 106,518 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,448,713.58. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Lynden L. Tennison sold 8,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.72, for a total value of $1,282,034.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,978 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,189,542.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash.

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