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 stocks 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 have recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research report on Saturday, April 23rd. Argus restated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Howard Weil downgraded Union Pacific Corp. to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 25th. Finally, Vetr upgraded Union Pacific Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $90.68 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Two investment 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 stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.08.

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

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

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

In other Union Pacific Corp. news, EVP Diane K. Duren sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.46, for a total transaction of $213,650.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 131,541 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,241,493.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. increased its position 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 worth $1,046,000 after buying an additional 950 shares during the period. IronBridge Capital Management LP increased its position 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 worth $1,093,000 after buying an additional 1,260 shares during the period. Garcia Hamilton & Associates LP DE increased its position 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 worth $1,143,000 after buying an additional 331 shares during the period. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc increased its position 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 worth $1,154,000 after buying an additional 10,975 shares during the period. Finally, Wellington Shields & Co. LLC increased its position 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 worth $1,198,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period.

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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