Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Deutsche Bank AG currently has $110.00 price target on the railroad operator’s stock, down from their previous price target of $132.00.

Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $115.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Friday, March 24th. Loop Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Saturday, March 25th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $120.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Monday, July 10th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $123.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Friday, March 24th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $123.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $110.80.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) opened at 103.66 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $108.73 and a 200 day moving average price of $107.99. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12 month low of $87.06 and a 12 month high of $115.15. The firm has a market cap of $82.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.80 and a beta of 0.83.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $5.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.19 billion. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 22.70% and a net margin of 21.79%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 31st were given a dividend of $0.605 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 26th. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.33%. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.84%.

In related news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.60, for a total transaction of $1,894,190.40. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 95,470 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,272,572. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in 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 worth $101,000 after buying an additional 691 shares during the period. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC raised its stake 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 period. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its stake in Union Pacific Corporation by 36.3% in the first quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,028 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 274 shares during the period. Cable Hill Partners LLC raised its stake 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 period. Finally, SRS Capital Advisors Inc. raised its stake 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 period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.31% 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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