Chicago Equity Partners LLC Has $6.64 Million Holdings in Union Pacific Co. (UNP)

Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 5.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 40,760 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 2,575 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $6,637,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Lenox Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Union Pacific in the second quarter worth about $105,000. Landaas & Co. WI ADV purchased a new stake in Union Pacific in the second quarter worth about $133,000. grace capital purchased a new stake in Union Pacific in the second quarter worth about $142,000. Exane Derivatives increased its position in Union Pacific by 85.1% in the second quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,096 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 504 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parkside Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Union Pacific in the third quarter worth about $185,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.80% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. TD Securities cut Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $170.00 to $160.00 in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on Union Pacific from $169.00 to $167.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $151.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Thursday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $155.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $175.00 target price on Union Pacific and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $161.44.

NYSE:UNP opened at $148.57 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 0.89. Union Pacific Co. has a 12-month low of $115.16 and a 12-month high of $165.63. The stock has a market cap of $109.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.95.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the 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 firm had revenue of $5.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.88 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.50 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.84 EPS for the current year.

In other Union Pacific news, EVP Lynden L. Tennison sold 8,450 shares of the firm’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 transaction of $1,282,034.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 53,978 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,189,542.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.81, for a total value of $3,276,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 106,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,448,713.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Union Pacific

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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