Advisory Research Inc. held its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 26,332 shares of the railroad operator’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. Advisory Research Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,789,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 15.5% in the second quarter. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp now owns 1,008,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $109,803,000 after acquiring an additional 134,950 shares during the period. Community Bank N.A. lifted its position in Union Pacific by 3.0% in the second quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $168,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares during the period. Northeast Investment Management lifted its position in Union Pacific by 2.8% in the second quarter. Northeast Investment Management now owns 278,258 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $30,305,000 after purchasing an additional 7,663 shares during the period. Barings LLC lifted its position in Union Pacific by 357.1% in the first quarter. Barings LLC now owns 48,185 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $5,104,000 after purchasing an additional 37,643 shares during the period. Finally, Greystone Managed Investments Inc. lifted its position in Union Pacific by 8.9% in the second quarter. Greystone Managed Investments Inc. now owns 84,114 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $9,161,000 after purchasing an additional 6,890 shares during the period. 78.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several brokerages recently commented on UNP. UBS raised their target price on Union Pacific from $115.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Loop Capital raised their target price on Union Pacific from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $124.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, November 13th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $103.00 target price for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $118.53.
Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) traded down $0.06 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $129.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,923,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,590,231. The company has a market capitalization of $101,631.36, a PE ratio of 22.81, a PEG ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 0.90. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $101.06 and a 12 month high of $132.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.16.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.36 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.665 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.00%.
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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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