Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) PT Lowered to $193.00 at UBS Group

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Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) had its target price cut by investment analysts at UBS Group from $201.00 to $193.00 in a research report issued on Tuesday, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. UBS Group’s target price points to a potential upside of 14.97% from the company’s previous close.

Several other research firms also recently commented on UNP. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $184.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Thursday, July 18th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $177.00 price objective on Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Bank of America lifted their price objective on Union Pacific from $179.00 to $185.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, September 5th. Raymond James set a $197.00 price objective on Union Pacific and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $183.15.

Shares of UNP stock opened at $167.87 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $166.53 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $169.40. Union Pacific has a 12-month low of $128.08 and a 12-month high of $180.54. The firm has a market cap of $116.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.06.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 31.74% and a net margin of 26.95%. The firm had revenue of $5.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.62 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.98 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts expect that Union Pacific will post 8.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 8,620 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $180.04, for a total transaction of $1,551,944.80. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 94,943 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,093,537.72. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 9.96% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Krane Funds Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter valued at about $25,000. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC increased its holdings in Union Pacific by 368.6% during the 1st quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC now owns 164 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 129 shares during the period. Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the 1st quarter valued at about $29,000. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter valued at about $29,000. Finally, Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the 1st quarter valued at about $30,000. Institutional investors own 77.77% of the company’s stock.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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