Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 6,484 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.44, for a total value of $638,284.96. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 71,320 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,020,740.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.
Shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) opened at 96.84 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $95.45 and its 200-day moving average price is $89.43. The company has a market capitalization of $80.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.86 and a beta of 0.84. Union Pacific Corp. has a 12 month low of $67.06 and a 12 month high of $98.84.
Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The railroad operator reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.17. Union Pacific Corp. had a return on equity of 21.29% and a net margin of 21.48%. The company had revenue of $4.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.80 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.38 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.04 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st were issued a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 42.80%.
Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. West Oak Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 6.2% in the third quarter. West Oak Capital LLC now owns 1,094 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 64 shares in the last quarter. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 4.9% in the third quarter. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 1,167 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 55 shares in the last quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. during the second quarter worth $108,000. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 22.4% in the second quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC now owns 1,364 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Community Bank N.A. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 41.9% in the second quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,422 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 420 shares in the last quarter. 78.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on UNP shares. Scotiabank cut Union Pacific Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and cut their price target for the company from $93.00 to $88.00 in a report on Monday, June 20th. Howard Weil cut Union Pacific Corp. to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Vetr upgraded Union Pacific Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.92 price target for the company in a report on Monday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG cut Union Pacific Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $94.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.12.
Union Pacific Corp. Company Profile
Union Pacific Corporation operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Railroad Company links approximately 20 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing link in the supply chain. The Company’s business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal.
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