Boston Private Wealth LLC boosted its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 6.1% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 288,714 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 16,616 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific makes up approximately 1.3% of Boston Private Wealth LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 14th largest holding. Boston Private Wealth LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $33,482,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Pennsylvania Trust Co boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 48.7% during the 2nd quarter. Pennsylvania Trust Co now owns 142,230 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $15,490,000 after acquiring an additional 46,601 shares during the last quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 24.8% during the 2nd quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 439,843 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $47,903,000 after acquiring an additional 87,469 shares during the last quarter. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Arvest Bank Trust Division boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Arvest Bank Trust Division now owns 253,099 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $27,565,000 after acquiring an additional 2,955 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Union Bankshares Corp boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 3.4% during the 2nd quarter. Union Bankshares Corp now owns 8,056 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $878,000 after acquiring an additional 264 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $141.97 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.97. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $142.19. The firm has a market capitalization of $111,750.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The business had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.36 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.665 dividend. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.87%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.08%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Scotiabank set a $150.00 price target on Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $125.16.

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About Union Pacific

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

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