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Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) CAO Jeffrey P. Totusek sold 1,028 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $172.75, for a total value of $177,587.00. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 55,360 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,563,440. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) traded down 1.42% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $171.64. 3,542,279 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Union Pacific Corp. has a 52-week low of $130.50 and a 52-week high of $171.38. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $165.6 and its 200-day moving average is $159.2. The company has a market cap of $79.052 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.20.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 22nd. The company reported $2.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.57 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $5.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.57 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.19 earnings per share. Union Pacific Corp.’s revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Union Pacific Corp. will post $9.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Credit Suisse raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. to $201.00 in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Cowen and Company raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. from $171.00 to $194.00 in a research note to investors on Friday. Finally, analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. from $195.00 to $200.00 in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $170.70.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) owns transportation companies.

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