Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) EVP Lynden L. Tennison sold 8,450 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.72, for a total value of $1,282,034.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,978 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,189,542.16. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Union Pacific stock opened at $149.72 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07. The company has a market capitalization of $112.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.83. Union Pacific Co. has a twelve month low of $103.41 and a twelve month high of $153.72.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The railroad operator reported $1.98 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $5.67 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.65 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.63% and a net margin of 51.31%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.45 EPS. analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.14%. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 50.43%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in Union Pacific by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 15,035,819 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,130,275,000 after purchasing an additional 413,967 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA boosted its stake in Union Pacific by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 12,895,487 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,733,540,000 after purchasing an additional 103,948 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Union Pacific by 5.6% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 7,889,139 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,060,538,000 after purchasing an additional 421,408 shares during the last quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Union Pacific by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 6,302,857 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $847,293,000 after purchasing an additional 37,513 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in Union Pacific by 55.7% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 5,526,282 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $782,980,000 after purchasing an additional 1,977,446 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.35% of the company’s stock.

UNP has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine raised Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $151.00 target price on Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Loop Capital increased their target price on Union Pacific to $153.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $136.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank increased their target price on Union Pacific to $178.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $147.35.

Union Pacific Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash.

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