Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) Stake Lessened by First Trust Advisors LP

First Trust Advisors LP trimmed its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 3.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 315,383 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 10,063 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $36,575,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its stake in Union Pacific by 46.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares in the last quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Union Pacific by 147.2% during the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $122,000 after purchasing an additional 686 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Union Pacific by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. increased its stake in Union Pacific by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Delphi Private Advisors LLC increased its stake in Union Pacific by 101.2% during the 2nd quarter. Delphi Private Advisors LLC now owns 2,078 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $181,000 after purchasing an additional 1,045 shares in the last quarter. 78.45% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday. Scotiabank set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $106.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, October 20th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $122.65.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (UNP) traded up $0.82 on Friday, hitting $141.17. 3,268,832 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,300,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $111,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.90. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $101.06 and a 1 year high of $141.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.97.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.36 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.665 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is 47.08%.

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Union Pacific Profile

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business.

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