Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) – Research analysts at Seaport Global Securities increased their Q4 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note issued on Thursday. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Levin now anticipates that the railroad operator will earn $1.51 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.47.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific Corporation had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The business had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.36 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Union Pacific Corporation Increased by Seaport Global Securities (UNP)” was reported by TheOlympiaReport and is the sole property of of TheOlympiaReport. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of US & international trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://theolympiareport.com/2017/11/01/q4-2017-eps-estimates-for-union-pacific-corporation-increased-by-seaport-global-securities-unp.html.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $102.00 target price (up from $100.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Aegis cut shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $120.00 to $122.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $117.88.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE UNP) traded up 0.687% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $116.585. 930,710 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $113.60 and its 200-day moving average is $109.10. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12-month low of $87.74 and a 12-month high of $119.71. The company has a market cap of $93.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.143 and a beta of 0.84.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of UNP. FMR LLC raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 84.6% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,045,870,000 after purchasing an additional 4,399,980 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 990.5% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,243,574 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $244,339,000 after purchasing an additional 2,037,834 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 88.7% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 4,060,423 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $442,221,000 after purchasing an additional 1,908,175 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 59.3% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 4,773,609 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $519,785,000 after purchasing an additional 1,776,644 shares during the period. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 88.5% during the third quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 3,558,005 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $412,622,000 after purchasing an additional 1,670,095 shares during the period. 78.51% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

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