Pacifica Partners Inc. Has $438,000 Stock Holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Pacifica Partners Inc. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 3.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,796 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 58 shares during the period. Pacifica Partners Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $438,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of UNP. OLD Point Trust & Financial Services N A acquired a new position in Union Pacific in the 4th quarter worth about $25,000. Raleigh Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in Union Pacific by 211.4% in the fourth quarter. Raleigh Capital Management Inc. now owns 109 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $27,000 after buying an additional 74 shares during the last quarter. Valued Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $28,000. Scarborough Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $29,000. Finally, Transcendent Capital Group LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth approximately $34,000. 80.38% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

UNP has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Financial Group started coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Monday, April 8th. They set a “hold” rating and a $250.00 price target on the stock. StockNews.com cut Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 18th. Benchmark upped their price target on Union Pacific from $260.00 to $266.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. Susquehanna raised their price objective on Union Pacific from $255.00 to $270.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Finally, Raymond James reissued a “strong-buy” rating and issued a $280.00 price target (up previously from $275.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday, April 26th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Union Pacific has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $259.75.

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Union Pacific Price Performance

Shares of NYSE UNP traded up $0.25 during trading on Monday, reaching $226.36. The company had a trading volume of 2,360,589 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,305,512. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $199.33 and a 52 week high of $258.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 0.93. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $233.81 and its 200-day moving average price is $240.56. The stock has a market cap of $138.11 billion, a PE ratio of 21.60, a PEG ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.05.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.50 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.97 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 44.34% and a net margin of 26.52%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.67 EPS. Analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.25 earnings per share for the current year.

Union Pacific Announces Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 31st will be issued a $1.30 dividend. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is 49.62%.

Union Pacific Profile

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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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