Hosking Partners LLP lifted its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 277,138 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,407 shares during the quarter. Hosking Partners LLP’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $32,140,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Gainplan LLC boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.6% during the second quarter. Gainplan LLC now owns 2,230 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $243,000 after buying an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.5% during the second quarter. Advisors Management Group Inc. ADV now owns 3,330 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $363,000 after buying an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.9% during the second quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management now owns 1,996 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $217,000 after buying an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 0.3% during the second quarter. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC now owns 6,579 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $716,000 after buying an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janney Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Union Pacific by 1.1% during the second quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC now owns 2,158 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $235,000 after buying an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.47% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on UNP. Daiwa Capital Markets raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Scotiabank set a $150.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $106.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, October 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $125.16.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $140.43 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. The stock has a market cap of $110,540.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.90. Union Pacific Co. has a twelve month low of $101.06 and a twelve month high of $142.19.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.32 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The company’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.36 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 5.79 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a $0.665 dividend. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.89%. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is 47.08%.

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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.

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

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