Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) will post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, January 25th. Analysts expect Union Pacific to post earnings of $1.52 per share for the quarter.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 23.35% and a net margin of 21.84%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.36 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Union Pacific to post $6 EPS for the current fiscal year and $7 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) opened at $140.46 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $110,570.00, a P/E ratio of 24.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.90. Union Pacific has a 52-week low of $101.06 and a 52-week high of $142.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.97.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a $0.665 dividend. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.89%. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.08%.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday. Scotiabank set a $150.00 price objective on Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Daiwa Capital Markets upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, UBS Group upgraded Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $124.00.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Highland Private Wealth Management raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific 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 acquiring an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the second quarter valued at $283,000. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the second quarter valued at $289,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 324.7% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,765 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $302,000 after acquiring an additional 2,114 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Coldstream Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 14.3% in the second quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,164 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $345,000 after acquiring an additional 396 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.47% of the company’s stock.

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About Union Pacific

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.

Earnings History for Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)

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