Shelter Mutual Insurance Co maintained its position in shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 142,073 shares of the railroad operator’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Union Pacific Corp. accounts for approximately 3.8% of Shelter Mutual Insurance Co’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest position. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co’s holdings in Union Pacific Corp. were worth $12,396,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Union Pacific Corp. by 2.5% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 3,749,100 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $298,233,000 after buying an additional 92,506 shares during the last quarter. Rockland Trust Co. raised its position in Union Pacific Corp. by 6.0% in the second quarter. Rockland Trust Co. now owns 121,603 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $10,610,000 after buying an additional 6,866 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in Union Pacific Corp. during the second quarter worth about $141,246,000. PGGM Investments raised its position in Union Pacific Corp. by 60.3% in the second quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 384,456 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $33,544,000 after buying an additional 144,695 shares during the last quarter. Finally, National Pension Service raised its position in Union Pacific Corp. by 4.2% in the first quarter. National Pension Service now owns 453,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $36,048,000 after buying an additional 18,190 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.14% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP)

Shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) traded down 0.28% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $98.07. 3,275,299 shares of the stock were exchanged. Union Pacific Corp. has a 12-month low of $67.06 and a 12-month high of $98.84. The stock has a market capitalization of $81.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.09 and a beta of 0.84. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $95.28 and its 200-day moving average price is $88.93.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The railroad operator reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.17. The company earned $4.77 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.80 billion. Union Pacific Corp. had a net margin of 21.48% and a return on equity of 21.29%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.38 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st were given a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.80%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Vetr lowered shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $89.88 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $106.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. Citigroup Inc. set a $106.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. Finally, Barclays PLC raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. from $91.00 to $104.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, September 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.12.

In other news, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.24, for a total transaction of $952,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 150,660 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,348,858.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.00, for a total transaction of $485,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 150,660 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,614,020. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.14% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Corp. Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Railroad Company links approximately 20 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing link in the supply chain. The Company’s business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal.

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