Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Shares Bought by Northstar Group Inc.

Northstar Group Inc. boosted its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 11.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 19,021 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,963 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific comprises approximately 1.3% of Northstar Group Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest holding. Northstar Group Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,551,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in UNP. Acropolis Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Jacobi Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $185,000 after buying an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.28% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $134.27 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The company has a market cap of $104,640.00, a PE ratio of 22.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.84. Union Pacific Co. has a one year low of $101.06 and a one year high of $143.05.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.44 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. Union Pacific’s revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.39 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a $0.73 dividend. This is an increase 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%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is currently 44.56%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on UNP. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Scotiabank set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $130.40.

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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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