Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-four analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, sixteen have given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $116.93.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on UNP. UBS AG increased their price target on Union Pacific Corporation from $115.00 to $126.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Loop Capital increased their price target on Union Pacific Corporation from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $124.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) began coverage on Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Monday, November 13th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price target for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on Union Pacific Corporation from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of UNP. Advantage Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 263.7% in the first quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 953 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 691 shares during the last quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 96.3% in the first quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC now owns 1,021 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 501 shares during the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 36.3% in the first quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,028 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $111,000 after acquiring an additional 274 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 46.6% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $117,000 after acquiring an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SRS Capital Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 147.2% in the first quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $122,000 after acquiring an additional 686 shares during the last quarter. 79.80% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE UNP) traded up $1.11 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $117.12. The company had a trading volume of 3,130,998 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,514,741. Union Pacific Corporation has a 52-week low of $100.10 and a 52-week high of $119.71. The firm has a market cap of $92,190.00, a P/E ratio of 20.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The firm had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.36 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Union Pacific Corporation will post 5.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a $0.665 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.27%. This is a boost from Union Pacific Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 42.83%.

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Union Pacific Corporation 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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