Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) had its price objective increased by Loop Capital from $137.00 to $145.00 in a research report released on Monday, April 16th. They currently have a hold rating on the railroad operator’s stock.
UNP has been the topic of a number of other reports. TD Securities cut their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a hold rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Wolfe Research raised Union Pacific from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, UBS lowered their target price on Union Pacific from $164.00 to $162.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $138.95.
Shares of NYSE UNP opened at $136.03 on Monday. Union Pacific has a fifty-two week low of $101.06 and a fifty-two week high of $143.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. The stock has a market cap of $105,720.52, a P/E ratio of 23.49, a P/E/G ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.79.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th were paid a $0.73 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.15%. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 50.43%.
In other Union Pacific news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 15,576 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.79, for a total transaction of $2,083,913.04. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 65,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,778,363.27. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were 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 in the company, valued at approximately $14,634,508.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Acropolis Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $107,000. Icon Wealth Partners LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $119,000. Exane Derivatives grew its stake in Union Pacific by 55,600.0% during the 4th quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,114 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $149,000 after acquiring an additional 1,112 shares in the last quarter. Certified Advisory Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $175,000. Finally, Aevitas Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $185,000. 79.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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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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