Laurel Grove Capital LLC decreased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 1.6% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 36,600 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 600 shares during the period. Union Pacific accounts for approximately 2.5% of Laurel Grove Capital LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 9th biggest position. Laurel Grove Capital LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $4,908,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of UNP. Pathstone Family Office LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 41.3% in the 2nd quarter. Pathstone Family Office LLC now owns 178 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,304,000 after acquiring an additional 52 shares during the last quarter. Acropolis Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific in the 4th quarter valued at about $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% in the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after acquiring an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Community Bank N.A. increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $168,000 after acquiring an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.28% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $133.19 on Thursday. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $101.06 and a 1 year high of $143.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $104,840.00, a P/E ratio of 9.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.84.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by ($0.01). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. The company had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.44 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.39 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.73 per share. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.19%. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.70%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on UNP. Citigroup upgraded Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Argus increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $105.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. UBS Group dropped their price objective on Union Pacific from $164.00 to $162.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, TD Securities dropped their price objective on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $130.40.

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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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