Cetera Advisor Networks LLC raised its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 34,023 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 240 shares during the period. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $5,498,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Nuveen Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 1,957.4% during the second quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 8,164,209 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,380,648,000 after purchasing an additional 7,767,384 shares in the last quarter. Invesco Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 106.4% during the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 4,282,775 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $724,260,000 after purchasing an additional 2,207,908 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 15,152.8% during the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 1,792,513 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $290,351,000 after purchasing an additional 1,780,761 shares in the last quarter. Soroban Capital Partners LP lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 69.6% during the second quarter. Soroban Capital Partners LP now owns 4,320,067 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $730,567,000 after purchasing an additional 1,772,727 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 10.9% during the third quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 12,804,736 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,074,113,000 after purchasing an additional 1,253,490 shares in the last quarter. 79.47% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on UNP. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $138.00 to $136.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 18th. UBS Group dropped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $193.00 to $184.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 18th. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $197.00 to $206.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $177.00 price target on shares of Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Finally, Loop Capital raised their price target on shares of Union Pacific to $191.00 in a research report on Friday, July 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $178.67.

Shares of UNP stock opened at $175.54 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $122.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.19, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.89. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $128.08 and a 52 week high of $180.54. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $165.60 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $168.93.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 17th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.29 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $5.52 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.65 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 32.65% and a net margin of 27.28%. The business’s revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.15 EPS. Analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.52 earnings per share for the current year.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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