Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Position Boosted by Pacer Advisors Inc.

Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 17.3% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 20,402 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,005 shares during the quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,366,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. FMR LLC lifted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 88.5% in the 3rd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 3,558,005 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $412,622,000 after acquiring an additional 1,670,095 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.45% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $141.17 on Friday. Union Pacific Co. has a one year low of $101.06 and a one year high of $141.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.16. The firm has a market capitalization of $111,120.00, a PE ratio of 24.99, a PEG ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.36 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a dividend of $0.665 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.88%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 47.08%.

UNP has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $100.00 to $104.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Argus increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Off Wall Street initiated coverage on Union Pacific in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $122.65.

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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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