Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 6,484 shares of Union Pacific Corp. stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.44, for a total value of $638,284.96. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 71,320 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,020,740.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) opened at 95.91 on Thursday. Union Pacific Corp. has a 12 month low of $67.06 and a 12 month high of $98.84. The company has a market cap of $79.88 billion, a PE ratio of 18.67 and a beta of 0.84. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $95.36 and its 200-day moving average is $89.25.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The railroad operator reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17. The business 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 company’s revenue was down 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.38 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.04 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP)

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st were issued a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.80%.

A number of research firms recently commented on UNP. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. Vertical Research started coverage on Union Pacific Corp. in a report on Tuesday. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Loop Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a report on Friday, September 9th. Morgan Stanley set a $100.00 price objective on Union Pacific Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 18th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “hold” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a report on Sunday, August 21st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.12.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in UNP. West Oak Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 6.2% in the third quarter. West Oak Capital LLC now owns 1,094 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 64 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. during the second quarter worth about $108,000. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 4.9% in the third quarter. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 1,167 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 55 shares during the period. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 22.4% in the second quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC now owns 1,364 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the period. Finally, Community Bank N.A. raised 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 worth $124,000 after buying an additional 420 shares during the period. 78.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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.

5 Day Chart for NYSE:UNP

Receive News & Stock Ratings for Union Pacific Corp. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Union Pacific Corp. and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.