First PREMIER Bank lifted its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 3.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,758 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 999 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific comprises about 2.9% of First PREMIER Bank’s holdings, making the stock its 7th biggest holding. First PREMIER Bank’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $4,259,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in UNP. Acropolis Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at about $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the period. Community Bank N.A. grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% in the second quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares during the period. Finally, Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 6.6% in the second quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $185,000 after purchasing an additional 105 shares during the period. 78.62% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on UNP shares. UBS Group raised shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Monday, January 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 target price for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Union Pacific presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $130.40.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) opened at $124.14 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $97,720.00, a PE ratio of 9.19, a PEG ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 0.84. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $101.06 and a 1 year high of $143.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.03.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $5.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.44 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.39 EPS. research analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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