Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) – Research analysts at Seaport Global Securities cut their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Union Pacific Corporation in a research note issued on Friday. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Levin now anticipates that the railroad operator will earn $1.47 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.49.

UNP has been the topic of several other research reports. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Union Pacific Corporation from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 25th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Citigroup Inc. downgraded Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $120.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Union Pacific Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.26.

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Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE UNP) opened at 113.95 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $109.95 and a 200 day moving average of $108.16. The company has a market capitalization of $91.20 billion, a PE ratio of 20.67 and a beta of 0.84. Union Pacific Corporation has a 52-week low of $87.06 and a 52-week high of $116.93.

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

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Advantage Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 263.7% in the 1st quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 953 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 691 shares during the last quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC increased its position in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 501 shares during the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 36.3% during the 1st quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,028 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $111,000 after purchasing an additional 274 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 46.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SRS Capital Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 686 shares during the last quarter. 78.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were paid a $0.605 dividend. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corporation’s payout ratio is 43.84%.

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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