Investors sold shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) on strength during trading on Friday. $39.87 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $73.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.56 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Union Pacific Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Union Pacific Corp. traded up $1.18 for the day and closed at $93.85

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $94.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Argus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a report on Monday, July 25th. Vetr raised shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $90.68 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific Corp. in a report on Saturday, April 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.08.

The company has a market capitalization of $78.17 billion and a PE ratio of 18.27. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $90.43 and a 200 day moving average price of $83.38.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The railroad operator reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.17. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.38 EPS. The firm earned $4.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.80 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 29th.

In other Union Pacific Corp. news, EVP Diane K. Duren sold 2,500 shares of the business’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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,241,493.86. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. raised 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 valued at $1,046,000 after buying an additional 950 shares during the period. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc raised 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 valued at $1,154,000 after buying an additional 10,975 shares during the period. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Union Pacific Corp. by 585.2% in the fourth quarter. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. now owns 15,849 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,239,000 after buying an additional 13,536 shares during the period. Independent Investors Inc. raised its position in Union Pacific Corp. by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Independent Investors Inc. now owns 16,450 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,286,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period. Finally, Condor Capital Management raised its position in Union Pacific Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Condor Capital Management now owns 17,191 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,344,000 after buying an additional 266 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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