UBS Group Analysts Give Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) a $201.00 Price Target

UBS Group set a $201.00 target price on Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) in a research note released on Friday morning, TipRanks reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the railroad operator’s stock.

UNP has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Deutsche Bank set a $128.00 target price on shares of United Rentals and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Friday. Cascend Securities downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $177.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Friday. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of EXPERIAN PLC/ADR from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 10th. Finally, Barclays reiterated a buy rating on shares of 1&1 Drillisch in a research report on Thursday, June 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $182.00.

Shares of NYSE UNP traded down $0.36 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $173.22. The stock had a trading volume of 2,566,103 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,697,780. The company has a market cap of $122.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.04. Union Pacific has a twelve month low of $128.08 and a twelve month high of $180.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 0.72. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $170.25.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.95% and a return on equity of 31.74%. The firm had revenue of $5.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.62 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.98 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Union Pacific will post 8.88 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 31st were issued a dividend of $0.88 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 30th. This represents a $3.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.03%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 44.50%.

In other Union Pacific news, Director William J. Delaney III acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $174.06 per share, for a total transaction of $870,300.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $870,300. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 1,380 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $180.01, for a total transaction of $248,413.80. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 94,943 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,090,689.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 9.96% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 673.7% in the 1st quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 147 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $25,000 after acquiring an additional 128 shares in the last quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 368.6% in the 1st quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC now owns 164 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $27,000 after acquiring an additional 129 shares in the last quarter. Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the 1st quarter worth $29,000. Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the 1st quarter worth $30,000. Finally, Manchester Financial Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the 2nd quarter worth $39,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.93% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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