Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) was upgraded by investment analysts at Daiwa Capital Markets from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on UNP. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. UBS Group raised shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Wolfe Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $122.65.

Shares of Union Pacific (UNP) traded up $0.82 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $141.17. 3,186,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,300,000. Union Pacific has a fifty-two week low of $101.06 and a fifty-two week high of $141.81. The company has a market capitalization of $111,120.00, a P/E ratio of 24.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.90. 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 announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The business had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.36 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Union Pacific will post 5.79 earnings per share for the current year.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Acropolis Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth approximately $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 46.6% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 33.3% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $131,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Community Bank N.A. boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 3.0% in the second quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $168,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Jacobi Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 6.6% in the second quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $185,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.45% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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