Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lowered its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) by 82.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 176,461 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 850,686 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Union Pacific Corp. were worth $15,396,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Community Bank N.A. increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 41.9% in the second quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,422 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 420 shares during the period. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 164.4% in the second quarter. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI now owns 1,507 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 937 shares during the period. Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. during the second quarter valued at $200,000. QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. during the second quarter valued at $201,000. Finally, Pioneer Trust Bank N A OR purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. during the second quarter valued at $210,000. Hedge funds and other 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 up 0.88% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $96.75. 2,902,258 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $80.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.84 and a beta of 0.84. Union Pacific Corp. has a 12-month low of $67.06 and a 12-month high of $98.84. The company’s 50 day moving average is $95.36 and its 200 day moving average is $89.25.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The railroad operator reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.17. The firm had revenue of $4.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.80 billion. Union Pacific Corp. had a net margin of 21.48% and a return on equity of 21.29%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.38 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st were paid a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 29th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.29%. Union Pacific Corp.’s payout ratio is currently 42.80%.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Vertical Research assumed coverage on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research report on Tuesday. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. Vetr downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $89.88 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. set a $106.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Union Pacific Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $96.12.

In other news, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.24, for a total value of $952,400.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 150,660 shares in the company, valued at $14,348,858.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 6,484 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.44, for a total transaction of $638,284.96. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 71,320 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,020,740.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.14% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Union Pacific Corp.

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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