Brokerages forecast that Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) will post sales of $5.38 billion for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have issued estimates for Union Pacific’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $5.34 billion to $5.48 billion. Union Pacific reported sales of $5.13 billion in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 4.9%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Union Pacific will report full-year sales of $5.38 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $21.88 billion to $22.64 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report sales of $23.16 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $22.55 billion to $23.75 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Union Pacific.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.44 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.39 EPS.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) traded down $2.00 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $134.83. 3,952,451 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,540,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $105,070.00, a PE ratio of 22.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Union Pacific has a twelve month low of $101.06 and a twelve month high of $143.05.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.73 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.17%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is presently 48.18%.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Chemical Bank boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 4.6% in the 4th quarter. Chemical Bank now owns 36,883 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $4,946,000 after purchasing an additional 1,636 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 2.1% in the 4th quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 46,358 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $6,217,000 after purchasing an additional 967 shares during the last quarter. Certified Advisory Corp acquired a new position in Union Pacific in the 4th quarter valued at about $175,000. Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific in the 4th quarter valued at about $302,000. Finally, Fairfield Bush & CO. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 5.5% in the 4th quarter. Fairfield Bush & CO. now owns 15,509 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,080,000 after purchasing an additional 808 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.16% of the company’s stock.
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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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