Rational Advisors LLC Raises Stake in Union Pacific Co. (UNP)

Rational Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 277.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,400 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the quarter. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $394,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $117,000 after acquiring an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $131,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $168,000 after acquiring an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $185,000 after acquiring an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American National Bank grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 24.4% during the 2nd quarter. American National Bank now owns 1,782 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $194,000 after acquiring an additional 350 shares in the last quarter. 78.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $141.17 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Union Pacific Co. has a 52-week low of $101.06 and a 52-week high of $141.81. The company has a market cap of $111,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.36 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were issued a dividend of $0.665 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.88%. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 47.08%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. UBS Group raised shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Daiwa Capital Markets raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Scotiabank set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $122.65.

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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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