Epoch Investment Partners Inc. held its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 49,300 shares of the railroad operator’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $5,369,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Assetmark Inc. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 2.9% in the first quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 4,001 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $424,000 after acquiring an additional 113 shares during the last quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 12.1% in the first quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 10,493 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,111,000 after acquiring an additional 1,130 shares during the last quarter. Rational Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific in the first quarter valued at $773,000. Nicholas Hoffman & Company LLC. acquired a new position in Union Pacific in the first quarter valued at $221,000. Finally, Airain ltd acquired a new position in Union Pacific in the first quarter valued at $5,958,000. 78.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) traded up $5.46 on Tuesday, hitting $130.08. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,092,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,572,774. The firm has a market capitalization of $98,096.98, a PE ratio of 22.02, a PEG ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.90. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $101.06 and a 12 month high of $132.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.16.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ 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 company had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.36 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. 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. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a $0.665 dividend. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.04%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 47.00%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on UNP shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, October 20th. Argus lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Morgan Stanley cut Union Pacific from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $102.00 to $100.00 in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Aegis cut Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $120.00 to $122.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $118.53.

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Union Pacific Company 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.

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

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