Media headlines about Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Union Pacific Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the railroad operator an impact score of 47.4476942541783 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of analysts have recently commented on UNP shares. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $123.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub lowered Union Pacific Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Cowen and Company lifted their price target on Union Pacific Corporation from $109.00 to $117.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $112.10.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) traded up 1.12% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $104.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,189,756 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $105.93 and its 200 day moving average price is $107.67. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12-month low of $87.06 and a 12-month high of $115.15. The company has a market capitalization of $83.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.99 and a beta of 0.81.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a $0.605 dividend. This represents a $2.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 43.84%.

In other Union Pacific Corporation 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 value of $1,894,190.40. Following the completion of the sale, 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 is available at this link. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Union Pacific Corporation

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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