Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC Decreases Stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) by 8.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,750 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 971 shares during the period. Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,293,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of UNP. Orion Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the first quarter worth $25,000. Aspire Private Capital LLC grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 92.3% in the 1st quarter. Aspire Private Capital LLC now owns 100 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $27,000 after buying an additional 48 shares during the period. Dravo Bay LLC purchased a new stake in Union Pacific in the first quarter valued at approximately $29,000. Delos Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth approximately $30,000. Finally, Cyrus J. Lawrence LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific in the 1st quarter valued at $34,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.89% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Trading Down 1.3 %

Shares of UNP stock opened at $209.17 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.33. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $195.93 and a 1 year high of $278.94. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $226.03 and its 200 day simple moving average is $230.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $130.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.14.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The railroad operator reported $2.93 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.82 by $0.11. Union Pacific had a net margin of 29.23% and a return on equity of 52.00%. The business had revenue of $6.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.11 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.72 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.9% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.55 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $1.30 per share. This represents a $5.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 30th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 48.46%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several research firms recently commented on UNP. Cowen cut their price target on shares of Union Pacific to $261.00 in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Union Pacific from $210.00 to $207.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Wells Fargo & Company decreased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $265.00 to $218.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 15th. Raymond James cut their price objective on Union Pacific from $285.00 to $250.00 and set a “strong-buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 8th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares lifted their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $235.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $247.22.

Union Pacific Profile

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain products, fertilizers, food and refrigerated products, and coal and renewables to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, and other agricultural users; petroleum, and liquid petroleum gases; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers.

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