WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 14,581 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $1,588,000.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Proficio Capital Partners LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific by 36.3% in the 1st quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,028 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $111,000 after acquiring an additional 274 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. grew its stake in Union Pacific by 46.6% in the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $117,000 after acquiring an additional 340 shares during the period. Ullmann Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Union Pacific in the 1st quarter worth approximately $122,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. grew its stake in Union Pacific by 147.2% in the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,152 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $122,000 after acquiring an additional 686 shares during the period. Finally, Delta Asset Management LLC TN grew its stake in Union Pacific by 6.8% in the 2nd quarter. Delta Asset Management LLC TN now owns 1,183 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $129,000 after acquiring an additional 75 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.63% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) traded down $0.39 during trading on Thursday, reaching $130.31. 5,696,100 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,606,271. 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 $132.39. The stock has a market cap of $102,580.00, a PE ratio of 23.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings results 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 firm had revenue of $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.32 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.36 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.78 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.665 per share. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.04%. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is 47.08%.

Several research firms have commented on UNP. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $120.00.

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Union Pacific 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.

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

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