Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Price Target Increased to $104.00 by Analysts at Morgan Stanley

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) had its price objective lifted by investment analysts at Morgan Stanley from $100.00 to $104.00 in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has an “equal weight” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential downside of 10.63% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on UNP. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $132.00 to $110.00 in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 price objective (up from $112.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $116.76.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE UNP) opened at 116.37 on Tuesday. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12 month low of $87.06 and a 12 month high of $119.71. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $113.39 and its 200 day moving average is $109.06. The company has a market capitalization of $93.14 billion, a PE ratio of 21.10 and a beta of 0.84.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific Corporation had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The firm had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.36 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.79 EPS for the current year.

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Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Community Bank N.A. grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 3.0% during the second quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $168,000 after acquiring an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Northeast Investment Management grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 2.8% during the second quarter. Northeast Investment Management now owns 278,258 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $30,305,000 after acquiring an additional 7,663 shares in the last quarter. Barings LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 357.1% during the first quarter. Barings LLC now owns 48,185 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $5,104,000 after acquiring an additional 37,643 shares in the last quarter. Greystone Managed Investments Inc. grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 8.9% during the second quarter. Greystone Managed Investments Inc. now owns 84,114 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $9,161,000 after acquiring an additional 6,890 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boston Advisors LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 19.6% during the second quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 446,672 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $48,647,000 after acquiring an additional 73,268 shares in the last quarter. 78.51% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Union Pacific Corporation Company Profile

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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