Brown Advisory Inc. cut its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 13.8% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 47,090 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 7,561 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $5,462,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Pathstone Family Office LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 41.3% in the 2nd quarter. Pathstone Family Office LLC now owns 178 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,304,000 after purchasing an additional 52 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% in the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the period. Community Bank N.A. increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares during the period. Finally, Jacobi Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 6.6% in the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $185,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares during the period. 78.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $141.25 on Monday. Union Pacific Co. has a twelve month low of $101.06 and a twelve month high of $142.19. The company has a market capitalization of $111,190.00, a P/E ratio of 25.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 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 results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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 the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.36 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, January 15th. Scotiabank set a $150.00 target price on Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $106.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, October 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.16.

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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.

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