SPC Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 16,079 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 68 shares during the quarter. SPC Financial Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,165,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. APG Asset Management N.V. raised its stake in Union Pacific by 43.6% in the 1st quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 1,536,713 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $216,738,000 after purchasing an additional 466,251 shares during the last quarter. AXA raised its stake in Union Pacific by 2.3% in the 1st quarter. AXA now owns 353,838 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $49,905,000 after purchasing an additional 7,973 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new position in Union Pacific in the 1st quarter valued at about $89,000. First Financial Bank Trust Division raised its stake in Union Pacific by 6.6% in the 2nd quarter. First Financial Bank Trust Division now owns 3,601 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $609,000 after purchasing an additional 222 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC raised its stake in Union Pacific by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 33,187 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $5,611,000 after purchasing an additional 729 shares during the last quarter. 78.16% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, CFO Jennifer L. Hamann sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $193.79, for a total value of $193,790.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 74,648 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,466,035.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 5,376 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $195.51, for a total value of $1,051,061.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 62,558 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,230,714.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 7,876 shares of company stock valued at $1,530,542. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on UNP shares. Argus boosted their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $175.00 to $200.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 24th. Robert W. Baird raised shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $220.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, August 17th. Goldman Sachs Group lifted their price target on Union Pacific from $182.00 to $205.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 1st. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Union Pacific from $190.00 to $195.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 24th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lowered their price target on Union Pacific from $225.00 to $223.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $184.63.

UNP traded down $4.76 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $179.94. 229,659 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,596,501. The stock has a market cap of $125.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.36, a PEG ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 1.02. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $198.87 and a 200 day moving average of $177.58. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.61. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $105.08 and a 52 week high of $210.95.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 22nd. The railroad operator reported $2.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.06 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $4.92 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.97 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 32.45% and a net margin of 27.54%. Union Pacific’s quarterly revenue was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.22 earnings per share. As a group, analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 31st were paid a $0.97 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 28th. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.16%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 46.30%.

Union Pacific Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, and other agricultural users; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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