Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) had its target price increased by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank from $197.00 to $206.00 in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 17.51% from the company’s current price.
Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $184.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus set a $170.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Jack Henry & Associates from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 27th. Cascend Securities downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Raymond James restated a “buy” rating on shares of West Fraser Timber in a research report on Monday, April 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $178.90.
NYSE:UNP opened at $175.30 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $169.67. The company has a current ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26. Union Pacific has a one year low of $128.08 and a one year high of $180.02. The firm has a market cap of $123.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.16, a PEG ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.04.
In related news, Director William J. Delaney III bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 20th. The shares were bought at an average price of $174.06 per share, for a total transaction of $870,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $870,300. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 1,380 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $180.01, for a total transaction of $248,413.80. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 94,943 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,090,689.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 9.96% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 673.7% during the 1st quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 147 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 128 shares during the period. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 368.6% during the 1st quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC now owns 164 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $27,000 after acquiring an additional 129 shares during the period. Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 1st quarter valued at $29,000. Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 1st quarter valued at $30,000. Finally, Clarfeld Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at $42,000. Institutional investors own 78.95% of the company’s stock.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.
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