Investors sold shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $43.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $72.37 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.30 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Union Pacific Corporation had the 11th highest net out-flow for the day. Union Pacific Corporation traded up $0.74 for the day and closed at $117.86

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. UBS Group AG increased their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $115.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Loop Capital increased their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $124.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Monday, November 13th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price target on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $117.59.

The firm has a market capitalization of $92,193.21, a P/E ratio of 20.69, a PEG ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.16.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 company 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 earned $1.36 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Corporation will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a $0.665 dividend. This is a boost from Union Pacific Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.26%. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 42.76%.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Beach Investment Management LLC. purchased a new stake in Union Pacific Corporation during the 1st quarter valued at $330,000. Commerce Bank boosted its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Commerce Bank now owns 646,991 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $68,530,000 after buying an additional 4,670 shares during the period. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 6.0% during the 1st quarter. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC now owns 4,229 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $448,000 after buying an additional 239 shares during the period. Highland Private Wealth Management boosted its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 1.6% during the 1st quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management now owns 1,978 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $210,000 after buying an additional 32 shares during the period. Finally, Beach Investment Counsel Inc. PA boosted its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 244.4% during the 1st quarter. Beach Investment Counsel Inc. PA now owns 50,470 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $5,346,000 after buying an additional 35,814 shares during the period. 79.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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