Hall Capital Management Co. Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 20,380 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,245 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific comprises about 2.1% of Hall Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest holding. Hall Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,220,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Gainplan LLC raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.6% in the second quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 2,230 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $243,000 after acquiring an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.5% in the second quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV now owns 3,330 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $363,000 after acquiring an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.3% in the second quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 6,579 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $716,000 after acquiring an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 1.1% in the second quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC now owns 2,158 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $235,000 after acquiring an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tortoise Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 1.2% in the first quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 2,540 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $269,000 after acquiring an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. 78.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) traded down $0.06 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $127.95. 3,817,800 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,579,691. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $101.06 and a 12 month high of $132.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $100,765.47, a PE ratio of 22.62, a P/E/G ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The company had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.36 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.665 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This is a positive change from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.08%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 47.00%.

UNP has been the topic of several analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $123.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub raised shares of Union Pacific from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $118.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $116.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $118.53.

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About Union Pacific

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)

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