Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC Grows Holdings in Union Pacific Co. (UNP)

Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC grew its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 14.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 22,297 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,855 shares during the quarter. Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,990,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Acropolis Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific in the 4th quarter worth approximately $107,000. Icon Wealth Partners LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific in the 4th quarter worth approximately $119,000. Exane Derivatives increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 55,600.0% during the 4th quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 1,114 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 1,112 shares during the last quarter. Aevitas Wealth Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $185,000. Finally, Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $200,000. 79.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In other Union Pacific news, CFO Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.39, for a total value of $3,434,750.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 106,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,634,508.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

UNP has been the topic of several analyst reports. UBS cut their target price on Union Pacific from $164.00 to $162.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Daiwa Capital Markets raised Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Wolfe Research raised Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Argus boosted their target price on Union Pacific from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $133.70.

Shares of Union Pacific stock opened at $134.43 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $104,761.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 1.02. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $143.05.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.44 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 50.43% and a return on equity of 22.26%. The business’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.39 EPS. equities analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were given a $0.73 dividend. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. This is an increase from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is 50.43%.

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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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)

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