Whitnell & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 27,574 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 207 shares during the period. Union Pacific comprises about 1.5% of Whitnell & Co.’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Whitnell & Co.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $4,466,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 12.9% in the 3rd quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. now owns 179,563 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $29,086,000 after purchasing an additional 20,500 shares during the last quarter. Principle Wealth Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $429,000. Madrona Funds LLC purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $360,000. Eagle Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 21.5% in the 3rd quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 357,393 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $57,890,000 after purchasing an additional 63,186 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bourgeon Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $30,000. Institutional investors own 79.29% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently commented on UNP shares. TD Securities decreased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $175.00 to $170.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 18th. Atlantic Securities raised shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $175.00 to $195.00 in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $182.00 to $185.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 18th. Deutsche Bank increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $197.00 to $206.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Finally, Cascend Securities lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $178.67.

Shares of NYSE UNP traded down $0.91 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $176.10. 1,423,758 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,548,266. The firm has a market cap of $123.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.26, a PEG ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 1.06. Union Pacific Co. has a twelve month low of $128.08 and a twelve month high of $180.54. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $164.85 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $168.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 17th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.29 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $5.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.65 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 32.65% and a net margin of 27.28%. Union Pacific’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.15 EPS. Research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Union Pacific

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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