Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) PT Lowered to $197.00

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank from $200.00 to $197.00 in a research note published on Wednesday, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. Deutsche Bank currently has a buy rating on the railroad operator’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Union Pacific from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 27th. TD Securities raised their price target on Union Pacific from $170.00 to $180.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 22nd. Loop Capital downgraded Union Pacific from a buy rating to a hold rating and lowered their price target for the company from $193.00 to $182.00 in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. Raymond James raised their price target on Union Pacific from $192.00 to $201.00 and gave the company a strong-buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 22nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $170.00 price target on Union Pacific and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $175.74.

Shares of UNP stock opened at $166.99 on Wednesday. Union Pacific has a 52-week low of $128.08 and a 52-week high of $180.02. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $121.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.09.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 18th. The railroad operator reported $1.93 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.04. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 30.73% and a net margin of 26.59%. The business had revenue of $5.38 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.51 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.68 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Union Pacific will post 9.07 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.88 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 30th. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.11%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.50%.

In related news, Director William J. Delaney III acquired 5,000 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $174.06 per share, with a total value of $870,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $870,300. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP Todd M. Rynaski sold 8,802 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $170.00, for a total value of $1,496,340.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 19,731 shares in the company, valued at $3,354,270. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 31,667 shares of company stock worth $5,454,729 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 9.96% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Private Ocean LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth about $25,000. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 673.7% in the first quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 147 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 128 shares during the last quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 368.6% in the first quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC now owns 164 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $27,000 after purchasing an additional 129 shares during the last quarter. Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the first quarter worth about $29,000. Finally, Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the first quarter worth about $30,000. 79.12% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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