Intl Fcstone Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 15,121 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $1,647,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Assetmark Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 2.9% during the first quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 4,001 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $424,000 after purchasing an additional 113 shares during the last quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 12.1% during 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 purchasing an additional 1,130 shares during the last quarter. Rational Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the first quarter valued at approximately $773,000. Nicholas Hoffman & Company LLC. purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the first quarter valued at approximately $221,000. Finally, Airain ltd purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the first quarter valued at approximately $5,958,000. 78.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) traded up $1.43 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $130.60. 8,768,034 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,357,534. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $132.39. The stock has a market cap of $101,678.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.82, a P/E/G ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.90. 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 announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.36 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a $0.665 dividend. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 47.00%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on UNP. Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Monday, November 13th. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 target price for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $120.00.

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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.

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

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