Barclays reissued their buy rating on shares of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) in a report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $150.00 price objective on the railroad operator’s stock.

A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on UNP. UBS lifted their price target 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 lifted their price target 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 reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $124.00 price target 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 target for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target 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 given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $120.00.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) opened at $130.60 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Union Pacific has a twelve month low of $101.06 and a twelve month high of $132.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $101,678.59, a PE ratio of 22.82, a P/E/G ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating 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 business had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.36 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Union Pacific will post 5.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed 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 a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 47.00%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in UNP. Assetmark Inc. increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 2.9% in the 1st 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. increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 12.1% in the 1st 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 bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the 1st quarter valued at about $773,000. Nicholas Hoffman & Company LLC. bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the 1st quarter valued at about $221,000. Finally, Airain ltd bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the 1st quarter valued at about $5,958,000. 78.63% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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