Charles Schwab Trust Co increased its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP – Get Rating) by 9.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,003 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 600 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Trust Co’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,913,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 6.2% during the 4th quarter. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID now owns 2,753 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $694,000 after buying an additional 160 shares during the period. PFG Private Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 23.3% during the 4th quarter. PFG Private Wealth Management LLC now owns 428 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 81 shares during the period. CWM LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at $4,067,000. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 266.6% during the 4th quarter. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 5,466 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,377,000 after buying an additional 3,975 shares during the period. Finally, Berger Financial Group Inc boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 37.0% during the 4th quarter. Berger Financial Group Inc now owns 2,453 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $618,000 after buying an additional 663 shares during the period. 80.26% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
NYSE UNP traded up $1.03 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $210.02. The company had a trading volume of 53,922 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,526,719. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.58. The stock has a market cap of $131.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.22. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $225.41 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $242.01. Union Pacific Co. has a fifty-two week low of $195.68 and a fifty-two week high of $278.94.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 31st will be given a $1.30 dividend. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.48%. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.18. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 27th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 49.43%.
In other Union Pacific news, EVP Kenyatta G. Rocker sold 4,018 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $250.00, for a total value of $1,004,500.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 41,177 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,294,250. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on UNP. Susquehanna Bancshares lifted their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $306.00 to $310.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. TD Securities raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $265.00 to $275.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 22nd. Citigroup downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the company from $287.00 to $235.00 in a report on Thursday, May 19th. StockNews.com downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Finally, Raymond James raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $280.00 to $285.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 22nd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $264.23.
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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain products, fertilizers, food and refrigerated products, and coal and renewables to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, and other agricultural users; petroleum, and liquid petroleum gases; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers.
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