First Allied Advisory Services Inc. raised its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 5.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 16,209 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 810 shares during the quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Gainplan LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.6% in the second quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 2,230 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $243,000 after buying an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.5% in the second quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV now owns 3,330 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $363,000 after buying an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.3% in the second quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 6,579 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $716,000 after buying an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 1.1% in the second quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC now owns 2,158 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $235,000 after buying an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tortoise Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 1.2% in the first quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 2,540 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $269,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. 78.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $128.46. 4,695,600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,584,419. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.97. Union Pacific Co. has a fifty-two week low of $101.06 and a fifty-two week high of $132.00. The company has a market capitalization of $100,718.24, a PE ratio of 22.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The business had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.36 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.665 per share. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.07%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is 47.00%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on UNP. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Argus upped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $118.53.

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About Union Pacific

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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