Alta Capital Management LLC reduced its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 2.4% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 408,439 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 10,136 shares during the period. Union Pacific makes up approximately 3.4% of Alta Capital Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest position. Alta Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $54,771,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Acropolis Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% during the second 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 increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% during the second 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. increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% during the second 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. Finally, Jacobi Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 6.6% during the second 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. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.62% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (UNP) opened at $127.28 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Union Pacific Co. has a one year low of $101.06 and a one year high of $143.05. The firm has a market cap of $100,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.84.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. The business had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.44 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.39 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.52 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a $0.73 dividend. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.29%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 19.70%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on UNP. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, January 15th. Scotiabank set a $150.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $130.40.

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Union Pacific 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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