J. W. Coons Advisors LLC Raises Position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

J. W. Coons Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 5.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,997 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 201 shares during the period. J. W. Coons Advisors LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $982,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Legacy Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 15.6% during the 4th quarter. Legacy Advisors LLC now owns 2,240 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $550,000 after buying an additional 302 shares in the last quarter. Phillips Wealth Planners LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 18.0% in the fourth quarter. Phillips Wealth Planners LLC now owns 2,069 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $492,000 after acquiring an additional 315 shares in the last quarter. Focus Financial Network Inc. ADV acquired a new stake in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at $3,298,000. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific by 10.8% during the 4th quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 2,273,959 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $558,542,000 after purchasing an additional 222,318 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc grew its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 115.3% during the 4th quarter. TD Asset Management Inc now owns 1,070,123 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $262,844,000 after purchasing an additional 573,072 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.38% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Stock Down 0.1 %

UNP stock opened at $227.97 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $237.04 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $240.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 0.93. The stock has a market capitalization of $139.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.75, a PEG ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.05. Union Pacific Co. has a one year low of $194.60 and a one year high of $258.66.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.69 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.50 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.97 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 44.34% and a net margin of 26.52%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.67 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.25 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 31st will be given a $1.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.28%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is presently 49.62%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several brokerages recently commented on UNP. Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, April 8th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $250.00 price objective for the company. Raymond James restated a “strong-buy” rating and issued a $280.00 price target (up previously from $275.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, April 26th. Susquehanna lifted their price objective on Union Pacific from $255.00 to $270.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. StockNews.com raised Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group lifted their price target on Union Pacific from $248.00 to $274.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $260.70.

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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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