Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) had its price target upped by equities research analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from $106.00 to $113.00 in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co’s target price suggests a potential downside of 0.04% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $102.00 target price (up previously from $100.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $116.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $123.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.36.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) traded up 0.208% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $113.285. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 381,347 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $90.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.545 and a beta of 0.84. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12 month low of $87.06 and a 12 month high of $116.93. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $110.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $108.39.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $5.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.19 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Gainplan LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 0.6% in the second quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 2,230 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $243,000 after purchasing an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 0.5% in the second quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV now owns 3,330 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $363,000 after purchasing an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 0.9% in the second quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management now owns 1,996 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $217,000 after purchasing an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Summit Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 0.3% in the first quarter. Summit Asset Management LLC now owns 7,206 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $763,000 after purchasing an additional 19 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 6,579 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $716,000 after purchasing an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. 78.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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