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Shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) hit a new 52-week high on Friday, Analyst Ratings Net reports. The company traded as high as $177.58 and last traded at $176.87, with a volume of 1,487,437 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $175.12.

UNP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Argus raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. from $179.00 to $193.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, January 31st. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Atlantic Securities upgraded shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 30th. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $170.00. Finally, 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, January 24th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $181.67.

Union Pacific Corp. has a 52-week low of $132.20 and a 52-week high of $177.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $169.1 and a 200-day moving average of $160.3. The company has a market cap of $80.987 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.59.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last released its 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. On average, analysts predict that Union Pacific Corp. will post $10.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1st. Investors of record on Friday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of 0.91 per share. This represents a $3.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.06%.

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

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