Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI increased its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 102,456 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 265 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific makes up approximately 2.1% of Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest position. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $16,596,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Community Bank & Trust Waco Texas raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.3% during the second quarter. Community Bank & Trust Waco Texas now owns 22,618 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $3,825,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares during the period. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 2.3% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,614 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $442,000 after purchasing an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. 1ST Source Bank grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 1.6% during the second quarter. 1ST Source Bank now owns 3,789 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $641,000 after purchasing an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 1.8% during the third quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC now owns 3,368 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $546,000 after purchasing an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cresset Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 0.5% during the second quarter. Cresset Asset Management LLC now owns 13,308 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,251,000 after purchasing an additional 63 shares in the last quarter. 79.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on UNP shares. Cascend Securities lowered Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th. Deutsche Bank raised their price objective on Union Pacific from $197.00 to $206.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Loop Capital raised their price objective on Union Pacific to $191.00 in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $172.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Thursday, October 17th. Finally, Atlantic Securities upgraded Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $175.00 to $195.00 in a research report on Friday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $178.67.

UNP traded down $0.91 on Friday, hitting $176.10. The company had a trading volume of 1,440,615 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,548,266. The company has a market cap of $123.41 billion, a PE ratio of 22.26, a PEG ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 1.06. Union Pacific Co. has a 12-month low of $128.08 and a 12-month high of $180.54. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $164.68 and its 200 day simple moving average is $168.96.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.29 by ($0.07). Union Pacific had a net margin of 27.28% and a return on equity of 32.65%. The business had revenue of $5.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.65 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.15 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Union Pacific Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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