Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) Stock Rating Upgraded by Citigroup

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) was upgraded by Citigroup from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price target on Union Pacific from $190.00 to $188.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 18th. UBS Group lowered their price target on Union Pacific from $193.00 to $184.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 18th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Union Pacific from $136.00 to $139.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, January 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $192.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, December 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on Union Pacific from $182.00 to $185.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $180.68.

Shares of Union Pacific stock opened at $180.80 on Tuesday. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $177.67 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $170.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 0.89 and a quick ratio of 0.72. The company has a market capitalization of $123.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.86, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.08. Union Pacific has a 1-year low of $149.09 and a 1-year high of $182.73.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.29 by ($0.07). Union Pacific had a net margin of 27.28% and a return on equity of 32.65%. The business had revenue of $5.52 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.65 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.15 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts expect that Union Pacific will post 8.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 5,342 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction on Monday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $171.62, for a total value of $916,794.04. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 63,021 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,815,664.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 9.96% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cullinan Associates Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.9% during the fourth quarter. Cullinan Associates Inc. now owns 62,818 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $11,357,000 after buying an additional 555 shares in the last quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 20.2% during the fourth quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 28,366 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $5,128,000 after buying an additional 4,772 shares in the last quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 6.9% during the fourth quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 1,761 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 113 shares in the last quarter. New England Professional Planning Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter valued at $598,000. Finally, Schwab Charitable Fund grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 13.4% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charitable Fund now owns 2,155 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $390,000 after buying an additional 255 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.55% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Company Profile

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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