Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors P.L.L.C. Invests $209,000 in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors P.L.L.C. purchased a new stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 852 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $209,000.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. BluePath Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific in the 3rd quarter valued at $25,000. Valued Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter worth $28,000. Coppell Advisory Solutions Corp. acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the 4th quarter worth $32,000. Tyler Stone Wealth Management acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the second quarter worth about $33,000. Finally, IMA Wealth Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the second quarter worth about $37,000. 80.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Union Pacific Price Performance

Union Pacific stock traded up $0.30 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $242.83. 669,138 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,335,077. The company has a market capitalization of $148.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.19, a P/E/G ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 0.81. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $247.93 and its 200-day simple moving average is $231.50. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $190.37 and a 1 year high of $258.66.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.56 by $0.15. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.45% and a return on equity of 46.87%. The business had revenue of $6.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.05 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.67 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 10.94 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 29th were issued a dividend of $1.30 per share. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.71%.

Insider Activity

In other Union Pacific news, President Elizabeth F. Whited sold 3,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $250.00, for a total value of $937,500.00. Following the sale, the president now directly owns 56,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,170,500. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 0.30% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on UNP shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on Union Pacific from $239.00 to $237.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on Union Pacific from $270.00 to $275.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $282.00 to $272.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. StockNews.com cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 18th. Finally, Susquehanna upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $245.00 to $255.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 28th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $251.33.

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Union Pacific Company Profile

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain products, fertilizers, food and refrigerated products, and coal and renewables to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, renewable biofuel producers, and other agricultural users; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers.

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