Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) Shares Bought by ST Germain D J Co. Inc.

ST Germain D J Co. Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 2.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,702 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 122 shares during the period. ST Germain D J Co. Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $795,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of UNP. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter valued at $1,036,317,000. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 29.1% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 16,222,588 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,712,416,000 after purchasing an additional 3,653,756 shares during the period. Ellis Investment Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 16,626.5% during the first quarter. Ellis Investment Partners LLC now owns 2,689,126 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,689,000 after purchasing an additional 2,673,049 shares during the period. Ronna Sue Cohen increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 15,456.0% during the first quarter. Ronna Sue Cohen now owns 1,298,301 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,298,000 after purchasing an additional 1,289,955 shares during the period. Finally, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 17,755.2% during the second quarter. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC now owns 798,662 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $79,866,000 after purchasing an additional 794,189 shares during the period. 79.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other Union Pacific news, Director William J. Delaney III acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 20th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $174.06 per share, for a total transaction of $870,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $870,300. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 8,620 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $180.04, for a total value of $1,551,944.80. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 94,943 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,093,537.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 9.96% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on UNP shares. Barclays cut Union Pacific from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $190.00 to $170.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 13th. TD Securities raised their target price on Union Pacific from $170.00 to $180.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus set a $170.00 target price on Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 23rd. Cascend Securities cut Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $140.00 target price on Union Pacific and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $182.62.

Shares of NYSE:UNP traded down $1.49 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $173.52. The company had a trading volume of 2,329,851 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,452,827. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 0.72. Union Pacific Co. has a 1-year low of $128.08 and a 1-year high of $180.54. The company has a market capitalization of $123.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $171.19.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 business had revenue of $5.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.62 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.98 EPS. Union Pacific’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Investors of record on Friday, August 30th will be given a $0.97 dividend. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.88. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.24%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.50%.

Union Pacific Profile

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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