Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a report released on Friday. They presently have a $123.00 target price on the railroad operator’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 19.78% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on UNP. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 price target (up from $112.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Wolfe Research downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $132.00 to $110.00 in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $112.20.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) opened at 102.69 on Friday. Union Pacific Corporation has a 52 week low of $87.06 and a 52 week high of $115.15. The company has a market capitalization of $82.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.62 and a beta of 0.81. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $106.14 and a 200-day moving average of $107.77.

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, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $5.25 billion for 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 business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.17 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.79 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Union Pacific Corporation 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 transaction, the executive vice president now owns 95,470 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,272,572. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Advantage Investment Management LLC raised 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 valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 691 shares during the last quarter. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC raised 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 valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 501 shares during the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its position 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 valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 274 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. raised its position in Union Pacific Corporation by 46.6% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cable Hill Partners LLC raised 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 valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.88% 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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