Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC cut its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 4.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 26,513 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 1,195 shares during the period. Union Pacific comprises approximately 1.8% of Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 23rd largest holding. Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,555,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Gainplan LLC raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 2,230 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $243,000 after buying an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV increased its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV now owns 3,330 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $363,000 after purchasing an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management increased its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management now owns 1,996 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $217,000 after purchasing an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. BigSur Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. BigSur Wealth Management LLC now owns 4,680 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $480,000 after purchasing an additional 31 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Community Bank N.A. increased its holdings in Union Pacific by 3.0% during 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 in the last quarter. 78.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Argus raised their price target on Union Pacific from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Union Pacific from $105.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, January 26th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $148.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities cut Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 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. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $130.40.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $128.64 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $101,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.97. Union Pacific Co. has a 12-month low of $101.06 and a 12-month high of $143.05.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a $0.73 dividend. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.27%. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.70%.

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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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