Moody National Bank Trust Division Raises Stock Holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Moody National Bank Trust Division boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 2.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,000 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 200 shares during the quarter. Moody National Bank Trust Division’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,459,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Silver Oak Advisory Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $219,000. Personal CFO Solutions LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 39.3% during the 3rd quarter. Personal CFO Solutions LLC now owns 1,407 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $287,000 after purchasing an additional 397 shares in the last quarter. Allegheny Financial Group LTD raised its position in Union Pacific by 22.5% during the 4th quarter. Allegheny Financial Group LTD now owns 10,885 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,674,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Silver Oak Securities Incorporated bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter worth $238,000. Finally, Nordea Investment Management AB grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 46.9% during the 4th quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 87,905 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $21,596,000 after buying an additional 28,052 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.38% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Stock Performance

Union Pacific stock traded up $1.20 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $222.58. 2,027,152 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,537,389. Union Pacific Co. has a fifty-two week low of $199.06 and a fifty-two week high of $258.66. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $234.63 and its two-hundred day moving average is $240.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.76. The company has a market capitalization of $135.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.05.

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

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 31st will be issued a dividend of $1.30 per share. This represents a $5.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.62%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Benchmark lifted their price objective on Union Pacific from $260.00 to $266.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $237.00 to $243.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $248.00 to $267.00 in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Susquehanna boosted their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $255.00 to $270.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on Union Pacific in a report on Monday, April 8th. They set a “hold” rating and a $250.00 target price for the company. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $259.75.

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About Union Pacific

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)

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