Hall Capital Management Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 2.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 19,855 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 525 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific comprises approximately 2.1% of Hall Capital Management Co. Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 14th biggest position. Hall Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,303,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Gainplan LLC lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 0.6% in the second quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 2,230 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $243,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV lifted its stake in 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 valued at $363,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the last quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 0.9% in the second quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management now owns 1,996 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $217,000 after buying an additional 18 shares during the last quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC lifted its stake in 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 valued at $716,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Union Pacific by 1.1% in the second quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC now owns 2,158 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $235,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. 78.43% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on UNP shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Argus boosted their price objective on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut Union Pacific from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $102.00 to $100.00 in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $120.00.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $133.24 on Wednesday. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $133.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. The company has a market capitalization of $102,804.24, a P/E ratio of 23.07, a PEG ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.90.

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

The firm 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 $0.665 dividend. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.00%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.00%.

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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.

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

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