Union Pacific (UNP) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.19
News articles about Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Union Pacific earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the railroad operator an impact score of 46.5459419027058 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Why Union Pacific is a Top 25 Dividend Giant (UNP) (nasdaq.com)
- Union Pacific Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (UNP) (americanbankingnews.com)
- IBD Rating Upgrades: Union Pacific Shows Improved Relative Price Strength (finance.yahoo.com)
- Where Union Pacific’s Stock Returns Stand among Industry Peers in 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Who Is The Better Investor — Union Pacific Or BNSF? (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research firms have recently commented on UNP. UBS increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $115.00 to $126.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Loop Capital increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $124.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Union Pacific in a report on Monday, November 13th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price objective for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $118.53.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The business had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.36 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Union Pacific will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.665 per share. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.13%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 47.00%.
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About Union Pacific
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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