Robert W. Baird restated their hold rating on shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) in a research note published on Sunday morning. The firm currently has a $116.00 target price on the railroad operator’s stock.

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets restated a buy rating and set a $123.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Friday. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a hold rating and set a $115.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Friday, August 25th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Wolfe Research cut shares of Union Pacific Corporation from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $113.38.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) opened at 113.40 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $105.02 and its 200 day moving average is $107.33. The firm has a market cap of $90.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.57 and a beta of 0.81. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12-month low of $87.06 and a 12-month high of $115.15.

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

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a $0.605 dividend. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 43.84%.

In other Union Pacific Corporation news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction, the executive vice president now owns 95,470 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,272,572. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 0.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of UNP. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 84.6% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,045,870,000 after purchasing an additional 4,399,980 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 990.5% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,243,574 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $244,339,000 after purchasing an additional 2,037,834 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 88.7% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 4,060,423 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $442,221,000 after purchasing an additional 1,908,175 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 59.3% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 4,773,609 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $519,785,000 after purchasing an additional 1,776,644 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 290.6% during the 2nd quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 2,187,401 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $238,230,000 after purchasing an additional 1,627,453 shares during the last quarter. 78.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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