Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) CFO Sells $183,000.00 in Stock

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) CFO Jennifer L. Hamann sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $183.00, for a total value of $183,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 62,331 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,406,573. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Union Pacific stock opened at $187.19 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $179.26 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $171.19. Union Pacific Co. has a 1-year low of $149.09 and a 1-year high of $187.68. The company has a market cap of $126.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.05, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.08.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 23rd. The railroad operator reported $2.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.11 by ($0.09). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 32.65% and a net margin of 27.28%. The business had revenue of $5.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.24 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.12 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 29th were issued a dividend of $0.97 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 27th. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.07%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 49.05%.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Selective Wealth Management Inc. bought a new position in Union Pacific in the 3rd quarter valued at about $25,000. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 10.1% during the 3rd quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 163,196 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $27,000 after buying an additional 14,927 shares in the last quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $29,000. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 78.8% during the 3rd quarter. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. now owns 186 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $30,000 after buying an additional 82 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bourgeon Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $30,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.91% of the company’s stock.

UNP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $192.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, December 30th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $172.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Thursday, October 17th. UBS Group decreased their price objective on Union Pacific from $193.00 to $184.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 18th. TD Securities decreased their price objective on Union Pacific from $175.00 to $170.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $182.00 to $185.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $180.68.

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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