Farmers National Bank raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by 2.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,128 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 283 shares during the quarter. Farmers National Bank’s holdings in Union Pacific Corporation were worth $988,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Advantage Investment Management LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 263.7% during the 1st quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 953 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $101,000 after acquiring an additional 691 shares in the last quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 96.3% during the 1st quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC now owns 1,021 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $108,000 after acquiring an additional 501 shares in the last quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 147.2% during the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $122,000 after acquiring an additional 686 shares in the last quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 7.6% during the 1st quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 1,464 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 104 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 8.5% during the 1st quarter. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI now owns 1,635 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $173,000 after acquiring an additional 128 shares in the last quarter. 78.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $118.00 target price (up previously from $112.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 24th. BidaskClub raised Union Pacific Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Wolfe Research cut Union Pacific Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.22.

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Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) traded down 0.22% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $108.24. The company had a trading volume of 742,199 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average is $104.25 and its 200 day moving average is $107.24. The company has a market cap of $86.63 billion, a PE ratio of 19.63 and a beta of 0.81. Union Pacific Corporation has a 52-week low of $87.06 and a 52-week high of $115.15.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.06. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 22.70% and a net margin of 21.79%. The company had revenue of $5.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.19 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.79 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a $0.605 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.23%. Union Pacific Corporation’s payout ratio is 43.84%.

In other news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.60, for a total value of $1,894,190.40. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 95,470 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,272,572. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

About Union Pacific Corporation

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business.

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

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