KAMES CAPITAL plc raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) by 3.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 248,006 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 8,718 shares during the period. KAMES CAPITAL plc’s holdings in Union Pacific Corp. were worth $21,641,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $108,000. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC increased its position in 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. Community Bank N.A. increased its position in 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. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI increased its position in 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 worth $131,000 after buying an additional 937 shares during the period. Finally, Delphi Private Advisors LLC increased its position in Union Pacific Corp. by 0.8% in the second quarter. Delphi Private Advisors LLC now owns 1,547 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.09% of the company’s stock.

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

Shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) traded up 1.03% during trading on Friday, reaching $99.83. 3,653,396 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $82.27 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.01 and a beta of 0.66. Union Pacific Corp. has a 1-year low of $67.06 and a 1-year high of $100.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $93.75 and a 200-day moving average price of $90.87.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.03. The business earned $5.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.14 billion. Union Pacific Corp. had a net margin of 21.05% and a return on equity of 20.55%. The firm’s revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.50 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be issued a $0.605 dividend. This is an increase from Union Pacific Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 28th. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.42%. Union Pacific Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 44.00%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “top pick” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Monday, November 14th. Aegis assumed coverage on Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Monday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $105.00 price target on the stock. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Monday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $100.00 price target on the stock. Loop Capital restated a “hold” rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Sunday, October 23rd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Sunday, October 23rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $96.38.

In other news, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 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 transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 6,484 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 7th. The shares were 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 directly owns 71,320 shares of the company’s stock, 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 company 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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