Union Pacific Upgraded to “Outperform” at Macquarie (UNP)
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) was upgraded by stock analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report issued on Tuesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has a $119.00 price objective on the stock. Macquarie’s price target points to a potential upside of 19.51% from the company’s current price. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Raymond James reiterated a “strong-buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $116.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $115.00. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $113.00. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $108.00 to $111.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 15th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $113.11.
Shares of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) traded up 0.23% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $99.80. 743,598 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Union Pacific has a one year low of $74.615 and a one year high of $103.25. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $100.0 and a 200-day moving average of $95.32. The company has a market cap of $89.563 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.41.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $1.43 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.43. The company had revenue of $6.00 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.00 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.37 earnings per share. Union Pacific’s revenue was up 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Union Pacific will post $5.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) owns transportation companies.
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