Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) gapped down prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $114.84, but opened at $112.09. Union Pacific Corporation shares last traded at $110.57, with a volume of 3,896,014 shares.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Off Wall Street assumed coverage on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Tuesday. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $106.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Aegis lowered shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $120.00 to $122.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Citigroup Inc. lowered shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $120.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Union Pacific Corporation from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $102.00 to $100.00 in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $113.36.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $111.66 and its 200 day moving average is $108.61. The stock has a market cap of $88.35 billion, a PE ratio of 20.02 and a beta of 0.84.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $5.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.19 billion. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 22.70% and a net margin of 21.79%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.17 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st were given a dividend of $0.605 per share. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 43.84%.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Advantage Investment Management LLC increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 263.7% during the 1st quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 953 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 691 shares in the last quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 96.3% during the 1st quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC now owns 1,021 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 501 shares in the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 36.3% during the 1st quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,028 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 274 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation 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 purchasing an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SRS Capital Advisors Inc. increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 147.2% during the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $122,000 after purchasing an additional 686 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.33% of the company’s stock.

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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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