Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 8.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,539 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,003 shares during the quarter. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,454,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $185,000 after buying an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Yorkville Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $202,000. 78.47% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts have commented on UNP shares. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, November 13th. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 target price on the stock. Daiwa Capital Markets raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $100.00 to $104.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Argus raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $124.00.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $140.31 on Wednesday. Union Pacific Co. has a one year low of $101.06 and a one year high of $142.19. The stock has a market cap of $110,450.00, a P/E ratio of 24.83, a PEG ratio of 1.90 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating 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 business 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. Union Pacific’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.665 dividend. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.90%. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 47.08%.

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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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