Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Holdings Boosted by CAPROCK Group Inc.

CAPROCK Group Inc. raised its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 16.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,687 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 522 shares during the quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $428,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 84.6% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,045,870,000 after acquiring an additional 4,399,980 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 990.5% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,243,574 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $244,339,000 after acquiring an additional 2,037,834 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 88.7% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 4,060,423 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $442,221,000 after acquiring an additional 1,908,175 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 59.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 4,773,609 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $519,785,000 after acquiring an additional 1,776,644 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 290.6% in the 2nd quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 2,187,401 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $238,230,000 after acquiring an additional 1,627,453 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.43% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on UNP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $124.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Thursday, November 9th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Aegis lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $120.00 to $122.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $100.00 to $104.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $120.00.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $134.68 on Thursday. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $135.30. The firm has a market cap of $105,720.00, a P/E ratio of 23.41, a P/E/G ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.90. 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 (NYSE:UNP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The firm had revenue of $5.41 billion for 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 revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.665 per share. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.08%.

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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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)

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