Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) Stock Holdings Increased by Boston Family Office LLC

Boston Family Office LLC lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 139,427 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 80 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific accounts for about 2.2% of Boston Family Office LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 7th largest position. Boston Family Office LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $30,664,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rafferty Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 21.1% during the first quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 26,022 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $5,736,000 after purchasing an additional 4,526 shares in the last quarter. Strategic Blueprint LLC grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 7.5% during the first quarter. Strategic Blueprint LLC now owns 4,144 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $913,000 after purchasing an additional 289 shares in the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 22.8% during the first quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 17,800 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $3,923,000 after purchasing an additional 3,300 shares in the last quarter. Wrapmanager Inc. grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 72.6% during the first quarter. Wrapmanager Inc. now owns 2,477 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $546,000 after purchasing an additional 1,042 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of The West grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 30.4% during the first quarter. Bank of The West now owns 27,491 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $6,059,000 after purchasing an additional 6,407 shares in the last quarter. 77.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages recently commented on UNP. Evercore ISI reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $228.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $259.00 to $261.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 23rd. Wells Fargo & Company upped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $226.00 to $231.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 9th. Loop Capital decreased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $270.00 to $252.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 14th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $256.00 to $225.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 17th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $241.39.

Union Pacific stock traded up $1.43 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $205.23. The company had a trading volume of 38,805 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,889,510. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $171.50 and a 1 year high of $231.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94, a current ratio of 0.86 and a quick ratio of 0.71. The company has a market capitalization of $133.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.29, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.13. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $215.88 and its 200-day simple moving average is $219.39.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 22nd. The railroad operator reported $2.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.55 by $0.17. Union Pacific had a net margin of 28.60% and a return on equity of 37.65%. The company had revenue of $5.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.39 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.67 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 29.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 10.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 31st will be given a $1.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 30th. This represents a $4.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.09%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 52.26%.

Union Pacific Company Profile

Union Pacific Corp. engages in the provision of railroad and freight transportation services. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Co, operates as a railroad franchise. The Railroad’s diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products, and intermodal.

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