Savant Capital LLC lowered its position in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by 4.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,472 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 645 shares during the quarter. Savant Capital LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific Corporation were worth $1,576,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in UNP. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 212.5% during the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 2,387,750 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $252,911,000 after buying an additional 1,623,701 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 102.4% during the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,450,688 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $259,577,000 after purchasing an additional 1,239,636 shares in the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 11,520.3% during the second quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,127,981 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $10,357,000 after purchasing an additional 1,118,274 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 82.9% during the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 2,223,820 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $235,547,000 after purchasing an additional 1,007,720 shares in the last quarter. Finally, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation during the first quarter worth about $92,495,000. 78.33% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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UNP has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 target price (up previously from $112.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Monday, July 10th. 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. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.36.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) opened at 112.01 on Friday. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12 month low of $87.06 and a 12 month high of $116.93. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $111.86 and its 200-day moving average is $108.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $89.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.31 and a beta of 0.84.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $5.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.19 billion. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 22.70% and a net margin of 21.79%. The business’s revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.17 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st were given a dividend of $0.605 per share. This represents a $2.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 43.84%.

Union Pacific Corporation Profile

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.

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

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