Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by 25.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,318 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 1,066 shares during the period. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific Corporation were worth $519,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. YHB Investment Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 1.0% in the second quarter. YHB Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 34,118 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,977,000 after buying an additional 345 shares in the last quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 23.0% in the second quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. now owns 142,453 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $12,429,000 after buying an additional 26,600 shares in the last quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 35.2% in the second quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. now owns 20,164 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,759,000 after buying an additional 5,246 shares in the last quarter. Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation during the second quarter valued at about $200,000. Finally, Shinko Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 10.7% in the second quarter. Shinko Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 8,586 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $749,000 after buying an additional 831 shares in the last quarter. 77.46% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) traded up 0.53% during trading on Friday, hitting $105.25. The stock had a trading volume of 2,744,027 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $103.68 and a 200 day moving average of $96.18. The firm has a market cap of $86.74 billion, a PE ratio of 21.09 and a beta of 0.73. Union Pacific Corporation has a 52-week low of $67.06 and a 52-week high of $106.62.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.03. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 20.55% and a net margin of 21.05%. The company earned $5.17 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.14 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.50 earnings per share. Union Pacific Corporation’s quarterly revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.01 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 30th were paid a $0.605 dividend. This is an increase from Union Pacific Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 28th. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 48.40%.

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Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Barclays PLC raised Union Pacific Corporation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $104.00 to $122.00 in a research report on Monday. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $110.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Sunday, October 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered Union Pacific Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $107.00 to $98.00 in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Cowen and Company lowered Union Pacific Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $99.00 to $91.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 20th. Finally, Vetr lowered Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $99.75 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, December 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $97.70.

In other Union Pacific Corporation news, EVP Eric L. Butler sold 23,198 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $104.94, for a total transaction of $2,434,398.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 232,538 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $24,402,537.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Michael W. Mcconnell sold 7,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.15, for a total transaction of $778,110.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,410 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,777,011.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.14% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Union Pacific Corporation

Union Pacific Corporation operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Railroad Company links approximately 20 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing link in the supply chain. The Company’s business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal.

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