OLD Republic International Corp continued to hold its stake in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 165,000 shares of the railroad operator’s stock at the end of the first quarter. OLD Republic International Corp’s holdings in Union Pacific Corporation were worth $17,477,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Advantage Investment Management LLC raised its stake 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 valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 691 shares in 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.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) traded up 0.02% on Tuesday, reaching $104.75. 787,919 shares of the company were exchanged. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12 month low of $87.06 and a 12 month high of $115.15. The company has a market cap of $83.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.00 and a beta of 0.81. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $105.93 and its 200 day moving average price is $107.67.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.605 per share. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 43.84%.

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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on UNP shares. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $102.00 price objective (up from $100.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Monday, July 10th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Cowen and Company raised their price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corporation from $109.00 to $117.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $112.10.

In other news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.60, for a total transaction of $1,894,190.40. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 95,470 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,272,572. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Corporation Company Profile

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

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