Ffcm LLC raised its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 23.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,182 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,788 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $5,523,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Beach Investment Management LLC. boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 2,877.6% in the 2nd quarter. Beach Investment Management LLC. now owns 92,900 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $10,118,000 after buying an additional 89,780 shares in the last quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 3.6% in the 2nd quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 1,005,413 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $109,499,000 after buying an additional 34,695 shares in the last quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC now owns 407,534 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $44,385,000 after buying an additional 1,084 shares in the last quarter. Manchester Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Manchester Capital Management LLC now owns 9,186 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,000,000 after buying an additional 270 shares in the last quarter. Finally, WMS Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter. WMS Partners LLC now owns 7,074 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $770,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. 80.16% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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UNP has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Scotiabank set a $150.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Argus upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $105.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $132.37.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (UNP) opened at $136.83 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $106,630.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.58, a P/E/G ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 1.02. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $101.06 and a 52 week high of $143.05.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.39 EPS. analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.49 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a $0.73 dividend. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.13%. 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 dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 48.18%.

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

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