Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY reduced its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) by 2.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 632,354 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 13,302 shares during the period. Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY owned 0.08% of Union Pacific Corp. worth $61,673,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Delphi Private Advisors LLC raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. Motco raised its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 1.2% in the second quarter. Motco now owns 1,731 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $151,000 after buying an additional 21 shares in the last quarter. MCF Advisors LLC raised its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 1.2% in the second quarter. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 1,782 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 21 shares in the last quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc. raised its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 0.3% in the second quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc. now owns 7,678 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $670,000 after buying an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. raised its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 0.3% in the second quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. now owns 8,335 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $727,000 after buying an additional 26 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.94% of the company’s stock.

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

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) traded up 0.70% during trading on Friday, reaching $102.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,680,892 shares. The firm has a market cap of $84.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.46 and a beta of 0.66. Union Pacific Corp. has a 52 week low of $67.06 and a 52 week high of $102.16. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $94.60 and its 200-day moving average is $91.74.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.605 per share. This represents a $2.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 28th. This is a boost from Union Pacific Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. Union Pacific Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 44.00%.

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UNP has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Atlantic Securities initiated coverage on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $114.00 price target for the company. Morgan Stanley set a $100.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 18th. Vetr downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $91.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, August 8th. Loop Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research report on Sunday, October 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.38.

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

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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