Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) had its price objective boosted by investment analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $118.00 to $120.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective suggests a potential upside of 15.50% from the company’s previous close.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on UNP. Cowen and Company raised their price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $109.00 to $117.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $116.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $123.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $129.00 to $131.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $112.21.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) traded up 0.70% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $103.90. 3,186,609 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $105.64 and its 200-day moving average is $107.59. The firm has a market cap of $83.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.84 and a beta of 0.81. Union Pacific Corporation has a 1-year low of $87.06 and a 1-year high of $115.15.

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

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In other Union Pacific Corporation news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of Union Pacific Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.60, for a total value of $1,894,190.40. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 95,470 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,272,572. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in UNP. Creative Planning increased its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 20.1% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 248,250 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $26,295,000 after buying an additional 41,539 shares during the period. Trust Co. of Oklahoma increased its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 1.6% in the first quarter. Trust Co. of Oklahoma now owns 9,965 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,055,000 after buying an additional 159 shares during the period. Forte Capital LLC ADV acquired a new stake in Union Pacific Corporation during the first quarter worth about $241,000. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 1.3% in the first quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 258,532 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $27,383,000 after buying an additional 3,200 shares during the period. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 14,144 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,486,000 after buying an additional 49 shares during the period. 79.94% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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