Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research report issued to clients and investors on Sunday. They presently have a $116.00 target price on the railroad operator’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 2.29% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on UNP. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 price target (up 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 for the company 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 lifted 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, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $116.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. 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 a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.38.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) opened at 113.40 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $90.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.57 and a beta of 0.81. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12-month low of $87.06 and a 12-month high of $115.15. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $105.02 and its 200-day moving average price is $107.33.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business had revenue of $5.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.19 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.17 earnings per share. Union Pacific Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of the business’s 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 $10,272,572. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 0.4% during the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 730,583 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $77,383,000 after purchasing an additional 2,766 shares during the last quarter. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 0.3% during the first quarter. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. now owns 906,879 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $96,057,000 after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares during the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 17.2% during the first quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 69,910 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $7,405,000 after purchasing an additional 10,270 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 7.1% during the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 871,628 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $92,323,000 after purchasing an additional 57,841 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific Corporation by 120.1% during the first quarter. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. now owns 138,392 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $14,658,000 after purchasing an additional 75,520 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.56% of the company’s stock.

About Union Pacific Corporation

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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