Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates for Union Pacific (UNP)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) recently:

  • 1/26/2024 – Union Pacific had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $282.00 to $272.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/26/2024 – Union Pacific had its price target raised by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $270.00 to $275.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/26/2024 – Union Pacific had its price target raised by analysts at TD Cowen from $228.00 to $251.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/26/2024 – Union Pacific had its price target raised by analysts at UBS Group AG from $235.00 to $248.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/26/2024 – Union Pacific had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $239.00 to $237.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/26/2024 – Union Pacific had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Benchmark Co.. They now have a $260.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/22/2024 – Union Pacific was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $280.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/16/2024 – Union Pacific had its price target raised by analysts at Raymond James from $240.00 to $275.00. They now have a “strong-buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/9/2024 – Union Pacific had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $240.00 to $239.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 12/21/2023 – Union Pacific had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $238.00 to $240.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.

Union Pacific Stock Up 0.6 %

NYSE UNP opened at $246.69 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $183.69 and a 12 month high of $246.99. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $237.26 and its 200 day moving average is $223.20. The stock has a market cap of $150.38 billion, a PE ratio of 23.58, a P/E/G ratio of 2.57 and a beta of 1.10.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.56 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $6.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.05 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.45% and a return on equity of 46.87%. Union Pacific’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.67 earnings per share. Research analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 8th were issued a $1.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.11%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.71%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other Union Pacific news, CFO Jennifer L. Hamann sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total transaction of $235,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 98,297 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,099,795. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. In other Union Pacific news, CEO Vincenzo J. Vena bought 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $222.00 per share, for a total transaction of $999,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 5,106 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,133,532. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Jennifer L. Hamann sold 1,000 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total value of $235,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 98,297 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,099,795. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Union Pacific

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lifted its position in Union Pacific by 18.4% in the second quarter. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC now owns 20,508 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $4,196,000 after buying an additional 3,186 shares during the last quarter. Nwam LLC boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 48.2% during the 2nd quarter. Nwam LLC now owns 8,479 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,735,000 after purchasing an additional 2,757 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 58.3% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 6,215,626 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,271,841,000 after purchasing an additional 2,288,329 shares during the last quarter. Park Place Capital Corp raised its position in Union Pacific by 28.1% in the 3rd quarter. Park Place Capital Corp now owns 4,987 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,016,000 after purchasing an additional 1,094 shares during the period. Finally, Ergoteles LLC lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 909.0% in the second quarter. Ergoteles LLC now owns 75,258 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $15,399,000 after purchasing an additional 67,799 shares during the last quarter. 77.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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