November 23, 2016 - By Ruchi Gupta
A well-grounded and judicious transaction was made by the director of Union Pacific Corp, Mr. Steven Rogel, yesterday, when he sold number of company shares – 7,400, amounting to $743,747 US Dollars, which is calculated based on a stock price of $100.5 for every share. Steven Rogel currently owns 4,000 shares which are roughly 0.0005% of the Nebraska-based company’s total market cap (Market Capitalization is a measurement of business value based on share price and number of shares outstanding).
Out of 22 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 13 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 8 “Hold”. This means 59% are positive. $115 is the highest target while $78 is the lowest. The $95.47 average target is -5.42% below today’s ($100.94) stock price. Union Pacific Corporation has been the topic of 48 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 22 report. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Friday, June 3 to “Overweight”. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, February 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by S&P Research given on Friday, October 23. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rating on Friday, October 21. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $98 price target. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, April 11. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, February 22 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 2. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, October 22 report. Atlantic Securities initiated Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on Thursday, August 11 with “Overweight” rating.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.03, from 0.84 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 81 funds sold all Union Pacific Corporation shares owned while 481 reduced positions. 84 funds bought stakes while 388 increased positions. They now own 620.30 million shares or 4.45% less from 649.16 million shares in 2016Q1.
Carroll reported 4,516 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Manning Napier Advsrs Llc last reported 125,692 shares in the company. Foster & Motley last reported 0.25% of its portfolio in the stock. Naples Global Advsrs Ltd has 0.09% invested in the company for 2,632 shares. Stonebridge Cap holds 3,985 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. The California-based First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca has invested 0.27% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Patten And Patten Tn has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Greystone Investment Limited Liability last reported 52,305 shares in the company. Cambridge Advsr has invested 0.93% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Moreover, Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.04% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 4,766 shares. Stock Yards Bank & Trust And Tru has 8,335 shares for 0.1% of their US portfolio. Goldman Sachs Gru reported 5.24M shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Lpl Ltd Liability has 0.02% invested in the company for 31,832 shares. Bailard last reported 17,278 shares in the company. Van Eck Assocs, a New York-based fund reported 535,336 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since June 3, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $2.57 million net activity. $638,285 worth of shares were sold by Scott Cameron A on Friday, October 7. The insider DUREN DIANE K sold 2,840 shares worth $281,103. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $952,415 was made by KNIGHT ROBERT M JR on Thursday, September 1.
About 880,462 shares traded hands. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 15.08% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.75% the S&P500.
Union Pacific Corporation operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company. The company has a market cap of $82.97 billion. Union Pacific Railroad Company links approximately 20 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing link in the supply chain. It has a 20.23 P/E ratio. The Company’s business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Union Pacific Corp. consists of one reportable segment, rail transportation, and the company’s other product lines. The rail segment includes the operations of the corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company and Union Pacific Railroad Company’s subsidiaries and rail affiliates. The company’s other operations include the trucking product line, as well as the other product lines that include technology, self-insurance activities, corporate holding company operations, and all appropriate consolidating entries.”
Analysts await Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) to report earnings on January, 19. They expect $1.32 earnings per share, up 0.76% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.31 per share. UNP’s profit will be $1.09 billion for 19.12 P/E if the $1.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual earnings per share reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.94% negative EPS growth.
More recent Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Union Pacific Corporation Elects Deborah Chase Hopkins to Board of Directors” on November 17, 2016. Also Fool.com published the news titled: “Falling Freight Demand Derails Union Pacific Corporation Earnings” on October 24, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Union Pacific Railroad Applauded for Military-Friendly Efforts” with publication date: November 11, 2016 was also an interesting one.
Union Pacific Corporation, incorporated on February 3, 1969, operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Railroad Company links approximately 20 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing link in the supply chain. The Company’s business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal. The Firm operates from West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves approximately six Mexico gateways. The Firm is a Class I railroad operating in the United States. The Company’s network includes approximately 32,080 route miles, linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways and providing several corridors to Mexican gateways. It owns approximately 26,060 miles and operates on the remainder pursuant to trackage rights or leases. It serves the western two-thirds of the country and maintains coordinated schedules with other rail carriers for the handling of freight to and from the Atlantic Coast, the Pacific Coast, the Southeast, the Southwest, Canada and Mexico. Export and import traffic is moved through Gulf Coast and Pacific Coast ports and across the Mexican and Canadian borders.
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By Ruchi Gupta