Applied Finance Capital Management LLC Increases Holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Applied Finance Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 10.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 83,311 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 7,807 shares during the period. Union Pacific accounts for about 1.8% of Applied Finance Capital Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 28th biggest holding. Applied Finance Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $20,463,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Valued Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth $28,000. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth $36,000. Fortitude Family Office LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth $44,000. USA Financial Formulas increased its position in shares of Union Pacific by 219.6% during the fourth quarter. USA Financial Formulas now owns 179 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $44,000 after purchasing an additional 123 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Private Wealth Management Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth $46,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.38% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Price Performance

NYSE UNP traded down $0.93 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $244.97. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,105,806 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,993,924. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.76. Union Pacific Co. has a 1-year low of $190.71 and a 1-year high of $258.66. The company’s 50-day moving average is $241.46 and its two-hundred day moving average is $238.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $149.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.38, a P/E/G ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 1.06.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.69 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.50 by $0.19. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 44.34% and a net margin of 26.52%. The company had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.97 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.67 earnings per share. Union Pacific’s quarterly revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.24 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be issued a $1.30 dividend. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 49.62%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

UNP has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. The Goldman Sachs Group upped their price target on Union Pacific from $248.00 to $274.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 11th. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Union Pacific from $198.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. Evercore ISI upped their price target on Union Pacific from $271.00 to $273.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. StockNews.com raised Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. Finally, UBS Group upped their target price on Union Pacific from $235.00 to $248.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $259.61.

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Union Pacific Profile

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain products, fertilizers, food and refrigerated products, and coal and renewables to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, renewable biofuel producers, and other agricultural users; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers.

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