180 Wealth Advisors LLC decreased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 3.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 7,058 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 243 shares during the quarter. 180 Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,276,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Foundation Advisors increased its stake in Union Pacific by 164.1% in the 2nd quarter. First Foundation Advisors now owns 5,237 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $886,000 after buying an additional 3,254 shares during the period. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. bought a new position in Union Pacific during the 2nd quarter worth about $2,092,000. Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co bought a new position in Union Pacific during the 3rd quarter worth about $15,388,000. PointState Capital LP grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 22.4% during the 3rd quarter. PointState Capital LP now owns 800,474 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $129,661,000 after acquiring an additional 146,312 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 17.3% during the 3rd quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 14,127 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $2,288,000 after acquiring an additional 2,079 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.55% of the company’s stock.
UNP traded up $1.11 during trading on Friday, reaching $185.01. 46,473 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,954,473. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $149.09 and a 1 year high of $184.17. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $127.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.08. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $177.81 and its 200-day simple moving average is $170.70.
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.29 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $5.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.65 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 32.65% and a net margin of 27.28%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.15 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.48 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 29th were issued a dividend of $0.97 per share. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.10%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 27th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.05%.
Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. UBS Group dropped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $193.00 to $184.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 18th. Citigroup upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Bank of America upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $190.00 to $188.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 18th. Finally, Ardour Capital upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Union Pacific presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $180.68.
In other news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 5,342 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $171.62, for a total transaction of $916,794.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 63,021 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,815,664.02. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 9.96% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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