Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 1.0% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 39,264 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 390 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific makes up 2.2% of Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 9th biggest position. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $5,265,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in UNP. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 1.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 61,505,708 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $6,698,588,000 after buying an additional 1,146,109 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.3% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 50,764,821 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $5,528,796,000 after buying an additional 141,521 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 84.6% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,045,870,000 after buying an additional 4,399,980 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.6% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 7,948,391 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $865,659,000 after buying an additional 46,298 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital World Investors lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.7% during the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 7,328,002 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $798,093,000 after buying an additional 50,000 shares in the last quarter. 78.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE UNP) opened at $127.28 on Friday. Union Pacific Co. has a 12-month low of $101.06 and a 12-month high of $143.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The stock has a market capitalization of $100,190.00, a PE ratio of 9.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.84.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). Union Pacific had a net margin of 50.43% and a return on equity of 22.26%. The business had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.44 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.39 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.52 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a $0.73 dividend. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.67. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 19.69%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on UNP. UBS Group upgraded Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine cut Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Scotiabank restated a “hold” rating and issued a $148.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $130.40.

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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.

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