Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) CFO Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.39, for a total value of $3,434,750.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 106,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,634,508.02. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
Union Pacific stock traded down $2.47 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $136.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,820,110 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,354,543. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $101.06 and a 1 year high of $143.05. The company has a market cap of $107,364.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.04, a PEG ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.83.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly 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). Union Pacific had a net margin of 50.43% and a return on equity of 22.26%. The company had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.44 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.39 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.59 earnings per share for the current year.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Chemical Bank boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 4.6% during 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 in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 2.1% during 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 in the last quarter. Certified Advisory Corp bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $175,000. Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $302,000. Finally, Fairfield Bush & CO. boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 5.5% during 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 in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.90% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on UNP shares. UBS raised Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Monday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, January 15th. Finally, TD Securities lowered their target price on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, January 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $133.70.
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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