Duncker Streett & Co. Inc. raised its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 51.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,683 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,363 shares during the period. Duncker Streett & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $4,118,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vantage Consulting Group Inc purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $30,000. Syverson Strege & Co purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $31,000. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 48.6% during the 4th quarter. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC now owns 162 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $33,000 after buying an additional 53 shares in the last quarter. McCarthy Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at about $36,000. Finally, DB Wealth Management Group LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter worth approximately $37,000. 77.83% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of UNP stock opened at $222.50 on Tuesday. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $147.05 and a 1 year high of $228.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 0.93. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $219.89 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $208.06. The company has a market cap of $147.81 billion, a PE ratio of 28.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.11.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 31st. Investors of record on Friday, February 26th were paid a $0.97 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 25th. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.74%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 46.30%.
Several research firms recently issued reports on UNP. Barclays restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on Union Pacific from $230.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 23rd. Raymond James raised their price target on Union Pacific from $245.00 to $255.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 21st. Vertical Research initiated coverage on Union Pacific in a research report on Friday, March 26th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on Union Pacific from $249.00 to $243.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $217.57.
In other Union Pacific news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 1,491 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $215.00, for a total transaction of $320,565.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 34,124 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,336,660. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Todd M. Rynaski sold 7,698 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $212.00, for a total value of $1,631,976.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 17,197 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,645,764. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corp. engages in the provision of railroad and freight transportation services. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Co, operates as a railroad franchise. The Railroad’s diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products, and intermodal.
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