Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Position Trimmed by Deprince Race & Zollo Inc.

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. reduced its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 26.8% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 220,310 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 80,810 shares during the period. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $25,549,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Gainplan LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 2,230 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $243,000 after purchasing an additional 13 shares during the period. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV raised its position in Union Pacific by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV now owns 3,330 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $363,000 after purchasing an additional 17 shares during the period. Highland Private Wealth Management raised its position in Union Pacific by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management now owns 1,996 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $217,000 after purchasing an additional 18 shares during the period. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 6,579 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $716,000 after purchasing an additional 20 shares during the period. Finally, Janney Capital Management LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC now owns 2,158 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $235,000 after purchasing an additional 24 shares during the period. 78.45% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on UNP. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. UBS Group raised shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Wolfe Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $121.21.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $139.44 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $109,760.00, a P/E ratio of 24.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.90. 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 Co. has a 1-year low of $101.06 and a 1-year high of $139.72.

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 Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. Union Pacific’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.36 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th were issued a dividend of $0.665 per share. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.91%. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.08%.

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Union Pacific 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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