Farr Miller & Washington LLC DC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 1,758 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $204,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Richard C. Young & CO. LTD. bought a new stake in Union Pacific during the third quarter worth about $244,000. Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific by 3.8% during the third quarter. Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC now owns 13,582 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,575,000 after buying an additional 495 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 6.6% during the third quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,730,503 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $200,686,000 after purchasing an additional 107,279 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 8.5% during the third quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 65,093 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $7,549,000 after purchasing an additional 5,106 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hugh Johnson Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 4.3% during the third quarter. Hugh Johnson Advisors LLC now owns 58,646 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $6,801,000 after purchasing an additional 2,404 shares during the last quarter. 78.47% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several analysts have recently commented on UNP shares. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Argus increased their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, UBS Group raised shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.16.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $141.25 on Friday. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $142.19. The stock has a market cap of $111,190.00, a P/E ratio of 25.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.90. 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 (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) 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 firm had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.36 earnings per share. The business’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 5.79 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.665 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.08%.

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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.

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

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