Traders purchased shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) on weakness during trading on Friday. $82.41 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $37.87 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $44.54 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Union Pacific Corp. had the 28th highest net in-flow for the day. Union Pacific Corp. traded down ($0.03) for the day and closed at $93.05

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on UNP shares. Argus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Vetr raised shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $90.68 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Deutsche Bank AG lowered shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $94.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Howard Weil lowered shares of Union Pacific Corp. to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $92.08.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $89.76 and a 200-day moving average of $82.80. The stock has a market cap of $77.50 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.12.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The railroad operator reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.17. The company earned $4.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.80 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.38 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be given a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 29th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.36%.

In other news, EVP Diane K. Duren sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 3rd. The shares were 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 directly owns 131,541 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,241,493.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Several large investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 13,370 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,046,000 after buying an additional 950 shares in the last quarter. IronBridge Capital Management LP boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 9.9% in the fourth quarter. IronBridge Capital Management LP now owns 13,982 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,093,000 after buying an additional 1,260 shares in the last quarter. Garcia Hamilton & Associates LP DE boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Garcia Hamilton & Associates LP DE now owns 14,610 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,143,000 after buying an additional 331 shares in the last quarter. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 290.3% in the fourth quarter. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc now owns 14,755 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,154,000 after buying an additional 10,975 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wellington Shields & Co. LLC boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corp. by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Wellington Shields & Co. LLC now owns 15,320 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,198,000 after buying an additional 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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