Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Shares Sold by Davis R M Inc.

Davis R M Inc. lessened its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 1.4% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 137,274 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 1,933 shares during the period. Davis R M Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $18,408,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp lifted its position in Union Pacific by 15.5% in the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. lifted its position in Union Pacific by 3.0% in the 2nd 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 lifted its position in Union Pacific by 2.8% in the 2nd 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. iAB Financial Bank lifted its position in Union Pacific by 23.8% in the 2nd quarter. iAB Financial Bank now owns 3,900 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $425,000 after acquiring an additional 750 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Clinton Group Inc. lifted its position in Union Pacific by 82.0% in the 2nd quarter. Clinton Group Inc. now owns 25,117 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,735,000 after acquiring an additional 11,313 shares in the last quarter. 78.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $124.86 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.03. Union Pacific Co. has a one year low of $101.06 and a one year high of $143.05. The stock has a market cap of $98,290.00, a P/E ratio of 9.24, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.84.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. The company had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.44 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.39 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.4 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.73 per share. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.34%. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.69%.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Scotiabank set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Daiwa Capital Markets raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, UBS Group raised shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $130.40.

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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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