Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) had its price target upped by Morgan Stanley from $100.00 to $104.00 in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has an “equal weight” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price would suggest a potential downside of 10.18% from the company’s current price.

Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. BidaskClub raised Union Pacific Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 target price (up previously from $112.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 24th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Union Pacific Corporation from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $117.88.

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

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Rockland Trust Co. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. Rockland Trust Co. now owns 126,880 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $14,714,000 after acquiring an additional 2,536 shares during the last quarter. Norris Perne & French LLP MI lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 3.2% in the 3rd quarter. Norris Perne & French LLP MI now owns 66,086 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $7,664,000 after acquiring an additional 2,023 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 5.6% in the 3rd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 1,129,226 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $130,956,000 after acquiring an additional 59,593 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 3.3% in the 3rd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 121,933 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $14,141,000 after acquiring an additional 3,886 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Merchants Corp lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 58.0% in the 3rd quarter. First Merchants Corp now owns 24,239 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,811,000 after acquiring an additional 8,895 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.51% of the company’s stock.

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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