Chevy Chase Trust Holdings LLC Acquires 1,561 Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Chevy Chase Trust Holdings LLC grew its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) by 0.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 395,381 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,561 shares during the period. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $77,028,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Tyler Stone Wealth Management raised its position in Union Pacific by 85.5% in the second quarter. Tyler Stone Wealth Management now owns 128 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $27,000 after acquiring an additional 59 shares during the period. Enterprise Trust & Investment Co bought a new position in Union Pacific in the second quarter worth approximately $29,000. Legacy CG LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific in the second quarter worth approximately $32,000. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 722.2% during the 2nd quarter. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC now owns 148 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $34,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares during the period. Finally, Castle Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter valued at $36,000. 77.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Union Pacific Price Performance

UNP stock opened at $200.97 on Wednesday. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $183.70 and a 12 month high of $278.94. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $211.00 and a 200 day moving average price of $212.97. The stock has a market cap of $123.56 billion, a PE ratio of 17.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.12.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.67 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.77 by ($0.10). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 56.68% and a net margin of 28.95%. The firm had revenue of $6.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.26 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.66 earnings per share. Union Pacific’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.47 earnings per share for the current year.

Union Pacific Announces Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 19th were paid a dividend of $1.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 16th. This represents a $5.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.59%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 46.39%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

UNP has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $200.00 to $191.00 in a research report on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird decreased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific to $228.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 13th. StockNews.com downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. UBS Group cut their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $212.00 to $210.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $177.00 to $179.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $218.42.

About Union Pacific

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Union Pacific Corp. engages in the provision of railroad and freight transportation services. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Co, operates as a railroad franchise. The Railroad’s diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products, and intermodal.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)

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