Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) Shares Acquired by Windsor Group LTD

Windsor Group LTD grew its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 1.1% in the third quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 8,697 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 98 shares during the quarter. Windsor Group LTD’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,322,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of UNP. Nuveen Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 1,957.4% in the second quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 8,164,209 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,380,648,000 after buying an additional 7,767,384 shares during the last quarter. Invesco Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 106.4% in the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 4,282,775 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $724,260,000 after purchasing an additional 2,207,908 shares during the period. Soroban Capital Partners LP grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 69.6% in the second quarter. Soroban Capital Partners LP now owns 4,320,067 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $730,567,000 after purchasing an additional 1,772,727 shares during the period. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 17,755.2% in the second quarter. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC now owns 798,662 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $79,866,000 after purchasing an additional 794,189 shares during the period. Finally, Holocene Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the second quarter valued at about $129,538,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.81% of the company’s stock.

UNP stock traded up $3.82 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $165.32. 51,364 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,006,473. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $115.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.93, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.07. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $162.50 and a 200-day simple moving average of $168.82. Union Pacific Co. has a 12-month low of $128.08 and a 12-month high of $180.54.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.29 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $5.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.65 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 32.65% and a net margin of 27.28%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.15 EPS. Research analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.58 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 30th were paid a dividend of $0.97 per share. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 29th. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.88. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.05%.

In other Union Pacific news, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 8,620 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $180.04, for a total transaction of $1,551,944.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 94,943 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,093,537.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 9.96% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on UNP shares. UBS Group dropped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $193.00 to $184.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Wednesday, July 10th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $198.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $138.00 to $136.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday. Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $197.00 to $206.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein set a $177.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $179.50.

Union Pacific Company Profile

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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