Traders sold shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on strength during trading on Thursday. $61.62 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $85.10 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $23.48 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Union Pacific Corporation had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Union Pacific Corporation traded up $0.44 for the day and closed at $115.44

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 target price (up previously from $112.00) on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 24th. BidaskClub raised Union Pacific Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Union Pacific Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Wolfe Research lowered Union Pacific Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.38.

The stock has a market capitalization of $92.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.92 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $105.56 and a 200-day moving average price of $107.35.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The railroad operator reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.06. Union Pacific Corporation had a net margin of 21.79% and a return on equity of 22.70%. The business had revenue of $5.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.19 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. Union Pacific Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a $0.605 dividend. This represents a $2.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. Union Pacific Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 43.84%.

In related news, EVP Cameron A. Scott sold 17,604 shares of Union Pacific Corporation stock in a transaction on Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.60, for a total value of $1,894,190.40. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 95,470 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,272,572. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 84.6% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,045,870,000 after purchasing an additional 4,399,980 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 990.5% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,243,574 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $244,339,000 after purchasing an additional 2,037,834 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 88.7% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 4,060,423 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $442,221,000 after purchasing an additional 1,908,175 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 59.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 4,773,609 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $519,785,000 after purchasing an additional 1,776,644 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 290.6% in the 2nd quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 2,187,401 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $238,230,000 after purchasing an additional 1,627,453 shares during the last quarter. 78.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Union Pacific Corporation Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business.

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