Traders bought shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $60.74 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.37 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $15.37 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Union Pacific Corp. had the 23rd highest net in-flow for the day. Union Pacific Corp. traded down ($0.17) for the day and closed at $93.95

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on UNP shares. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, March 22nd. Vetr upgraded Union Pacific Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $89.42 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, March 28th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $81.00 target price (down previously from $85.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Monday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada increased their target price on Union Pacific Corp. from $90.00 to $95.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $91.72.

The company has a market cap of $79.02 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.54. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $88.36 and a 200 day moving average of $81.91.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 21st. The railroad operator reported $1.16 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.06. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.30 EPS. The company earned $4.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.99 billion. Union Pacific Corp.’s quarterly revenue was down 14.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.10 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 31st were given a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 26th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.34%.

In other Union Pacific Corp. news, EVP Diane K. Duren sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.46, for a total value of $213,650.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 131,541 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,241,493.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Several hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in the company. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 98.0% in the fourth quarter. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC now owns 36,543 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $2,858,000 after buying an additional 18,083 shares in the last quarter. Copeland Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Copeland Capital Management LLC now owns 20,454 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,599,000 after buying an additional 1,230 shares in the last quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 20,165 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,577,000 after buying an additional 343 shares in the last quarter. Princeton Alpha Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $1,266,000. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corp. by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 2,399,630 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $187,651,000 after buying an additional 13,200 shares in the last quarter.

Union Pacific Corporation operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Railroad Company links approximately 20 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing link in the supply chain. The Company’s business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal.

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