Aristotle Capital Management LLC lowered its position in shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by 3.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,432 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 200 shares during the period. Aristotle Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific Corporation were worth $575,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Advantage Investment Management LLC increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 263.7% in the first quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 953 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 691 shares during the last quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 96.3% in the first quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC now owns 1,021 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 501 shares during the last quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 6.1% in the first quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 1,130 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 147.2% in the first quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 686 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American National Bank increased its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 757.5% in the first quarter. American National Bank now owns 1,432 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $152,000 after buying an additional 1,265 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 79.94% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) traded up 1.28% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $104.90. The company had a trading volume of 531,559 shares. Union Pacific Corporation has a one year low of $87.06 and a one year high of $115.15. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $106.03 and its 200-day moving average is $107.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $83.96 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.02 and a beta of 0.81.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $5.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.19 billion. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 22.70% and a net margin of 21.79%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.17 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a $0.605 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.34%. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.84%.

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A number of research firms have issued reports on UNP. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Friday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Cowen and Company upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $109.00 to $117.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $112.10.

In other Union Pacific Corporation news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.60, for a total value of $1,894,190.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 95,470 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,272,572. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Union Pacific Corporation

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business.

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