Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Wolfe Research from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports.

UNP has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $118.00 price target (up previously from $112.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $129.00 to $131.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $132.00 to $110.00 in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Union Pacific Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $112.20.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) opened at 102.48 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $107.61 and its 200 day moving average is $107.96. Union Pacific Corporation has a 52-week low of $87.06 and a 52-week high of $115.15. The stock has a market cap of $82.02 billion, a PE ratio of 18.59 and a beta of 0.81.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.06. Union Pacific Corporation had a net margin of 21.79% and a return on equity of 22.70%. The firm had revenue of $5.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.19 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.17 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.79 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Union Pacific Corporation news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.60, for a total transaction of $1,894,190.40. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 95,470 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,272,572. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of UNP. Janus Capital Management boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 2.8% in the third quarter. Janus Capital Management now owns 13,566,293 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,199,396,000 after buying an additional 372,616 shares during the last quarter. Modera Wealth Management boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 3.6% in the third quarter. Modera Wealth Management now owns 7,914 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $700,000 after buying an additional 278 shares during the last quarter. Jennison Associates boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 43.1% in the third quarter. Jennison Associates now owns 1,160,360 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $102,587,000 after buying an additional 349,458 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 89.9% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management now owns 2,109,908 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $186,536,000 after buying an additional 998,806 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Founders Capital Management boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 11.1% in the fourth quarter. Founders Capital Management now owns 35,090 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,744,000 after buying an additional 3,495 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 79.88% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Corporation Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business.

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