Monument Capital Management Raises Stock Position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Monument Capital Management lifted its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 4.0% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,161 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 45 shares during the quarter. Monument Capital Management’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $285,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BluePath Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific in the third quarter worth approximately $25,000. Valued Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth approximately $28,000. Fortitude Family Office LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth approximately $44,000. Hexagon Capital Partners LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific by 48.6% in the third quarter. Hexagon Capital Partners LLC now owns 309 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $63,000 after purchasing an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legacy Financial Group LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific in the third quarter worth approximately $83,000. Institutional investors own 80.38% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, President Elizabeth F. Whited sold 3,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $250.00, for a total transaction of $937,500.00. Following the sale, the president now owns 56,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,170,500. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.26% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. StockNews.com cut Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 18th. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on Union Pacific from $270.00 to $275.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on Union Pacific from $237.00 to $243.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. Jefferies Financial Group started coverage on Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, April 8th. They set a “hold” rating and a $250.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $231.00 to $248.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $255.00.

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Union Pacific Trading Up 1.0 %

NYSE:UNP opened at $234.48 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.67. The business’s 50-day moving average is $245.03 and its two-hundred day moving average is $234.40. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $190.37 and a 12 month high of $258.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $143.06 billion, a PE ratio of 22.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.51 and a beta of 1.07.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.56 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $6.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.05 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.45% and a return on equity of 46.87%. Union Pacific’s revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.67 earnings per share. Research analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 29th were issued a dividend of $1.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $5.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.22%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.71%.

About Union Pacific

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain products, fertilizers, food and refrigerated products, and coal and renewables to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, renewable biofuel producers, and other agricultural users; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers.

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