Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities researchers at Barclays in a report issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $150.00 price target on the railroad operator’s stock. Barclays’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 16.13% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on UNP. BidaskClub raised shares of Union Pacific from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, August 25th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $106.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $120.00.

Shares of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) traded down $1.14 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $129.17. 4,570,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,610,271. The company has a market cap of $102,575.96, a PE ratio of 23.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 0.90. Union Pacific has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $132.39. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83.

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

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of UNP. Assetmark Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 2.9% in the 1st quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 4,001 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $424,000 after purchasing an additional 113 shares during the period. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 12.1% in the 1st quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 10,493 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,111,000 after purchasing an additional 1,130 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific in the 1st quarter valued at about $773,000. Nicholas Hoffman & Company LLC. bought a new position in Union Pacific in the 1st quarter valued at about $221,000. Finally, Airain ltd bought a new position in Union Pacific in the 1st quarter valued at about $5,958,000. 78.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Union Pacific 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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