Windsor Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 1,358 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $221,000.
Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Landaas & Co. WI ADV purchased a new stake in Union Pacific during the second quarter valued at about $133,000. grace capital purchased a new stake in Union Pacific during the second quarter valued at about $142,000. Brand Asset Management Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Union Pacific during the second quarter valued at about $169,000. Parkside Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Union Pacific during the third quarter valued at about $185,000. Finally, City Holding Co. purchased a new stake in Union Pacific during the second quarter valued at about $186,000. 80.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
UNP has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Deutsche Bank cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $162.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. Bank of America lifted their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $158.00 to $166.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $151.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $164.47.
NYSE UNP traded down $0.94 on Friday, hitting $143.16. 344,879 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,657,802. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $106.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.73, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.95. Union Pacific Co. has a 52-week low of $115.69 and a 52-week high of $165.63.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.10 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $5.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.88 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 51.90% and a return on equity of 25.02%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.50 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.85 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is currently 55.27%.
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Union Pacific Profile
Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash.
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