Baldwin Investment Management LLC Purchases 130 Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Baldwin Investment Management LLC grew its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 0.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 15,569 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 130 shares during the period. Union Pacific comprises about 0.6% of Baldwin Investment Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Baldwin Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,824,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth about $1,832,127,000. Clearbridge Investments LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 108.9% in the third quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 4,128,575 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $840,702,000 after buying an additional 2,151,893 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 62.8% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,496,708 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,119,295,000 after acquiring an additional 2,119,382 shares in the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 23.1% during the fourth quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 6,851,767 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,682,931,000 after acquiring an additional 1,285,144 shares during the period. Finally, Winslow Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific in the 4th quarter valued at $293,162,000. 80.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Union Pacific Stock Performance

Shares of NYSE:UNP traded up $1.50 on Friday, hitting $229.81. The company had a trading volume of 1,110,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,283,420. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $237.39 and a 200 day moving average price of $240.45. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99. The stock has a market cap of $140.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.79, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.05. Union Pacific Co. has a 1-year low of $194.60 and a 1-year high of $258.66.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.69 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.50 by $0.19. The business had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.97 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.52% and a return on equity of 44.34%. Union Pacific’s quarterly revenue was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.67 EPS. Analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.25 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Announces Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a $1.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.26%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.62%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Evercore ISI lifted their price target on Union Pacific from $271.00 to $273.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. TD Cowen lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $252.00 to $258.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. StockNews.com raised Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $237.00 to $243.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. Finally, Susquehanna increased their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $255.00 to $270.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $260.70.

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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, renewable biofuel producers, and other agricultural users; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers.

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