Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) is Werlinich Asset Management LLC’s 3rd Largest Position

Werlinich Asset Management LLC grew its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 0.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 36,550 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 45 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific accounts for 5.8% of Werlinich Asset Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. Werlinich Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $8,941,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in UNP. Silver Oak Advisory Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at about $219,000. Personal CFO Solutions LLC lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 39.3% in the third quarter. Personal CFO Solutions LLC now owns 1,407 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $287,000 after acquiring an additional 397 shares in the last quarter. Allegheny Financial Group LTD lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 22.5% in the fourth quarter. Allegheny Financial Group LTD now owns 10,885 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,674,000 after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Silver Oak Securities Incorporated acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $238,000. Finally, Nordea Investment Management AB increased its stake in Union Pacific by 46.9% during the fourth quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 87,905 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $21,596,000 after acquiring an additional 28,052 shares during the last quarter. 80.38% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on Union Pacific from $237.00 to $243.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on Union Pacific in a research report on Friday, June 7th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $270.00 price target on the stock. Raymond James reissued a “strong-buy” rating and set a $280.00 price target (up previously from $275.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Benchmark upped their target price on Union Pacific from $260.00 to $266.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. Finally, Loop Capital downgraded Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $276.00 to $238.00 in a report on Monday, June 17th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $259.75.

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Union Pacific Stock Performance

UNP stock traded up $0.94 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $226.11. 3,322,635 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,332,767. 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 business has a 50-day moving average price of $233.96 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $240.54. Union Pacific Co. has a one year low of $199.06 and a one year high of $258.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $137.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.05.

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

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $1.30 per share. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 49.62%.

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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