Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) PT Raised to $252.00 at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) had its target price boosted by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from $239.00 to $252.00 in a report issued on Monday, Price Targets.com reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 11.67% from the company’s current price.

UNP has been the topic of a number of other research reports. TD Securities raised their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $240.00 to $245.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 23rd. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $180.00 to $190.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 29th. Vertical Research began coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, March 26th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Smith Barney Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $215.00 to $250.00 in a report on Monday, January 11th. Finally, UBS Group lifted their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $219.00 to $230.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $217.57.

NYSE UNP opened at $225.67 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $149.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.75, a P/E/G ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.11. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $220.08 and its 200 day simple moving average is $208.12. Union Pacific has a 1 year low of $147.05 and a 1 year high of $228.32.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 21st. The railroad operator reported $2.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.06 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $5 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.07 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 31.71% and a net margin of 27.40%. The business’s revenue was down 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.15 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific will post 8.02 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 1,491 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.00, for a total transaction of $320,565.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 34,124 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,336,660. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Todd M. Rynaski sold 7,698 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $212.00, for a total transaction of $1,631,976.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 17,197 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,645,764. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Jeppson Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $44,000. Park National Corp OH increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 0.3% in the 4th quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 26,968 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $5,615,000 after buying an additional 73 shares during the last quarter. Enterprise Bank & Trust Co increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 1.3% in the 4th quarter. Enterprise Bank & Trust Co now owns 11,347 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $2,363,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. Woodstock Corp increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 70.5% in the 4th quarter. Woodstock Corp now owns 3,316 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $690,000 after buying an additional 1,371 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 34.3% in the 4th quarter. Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH now owns 14,527 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $3,025,000 after buying an additional 3,714 shares during the last quarter. 77.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Union Pacific

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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