2,560 Shares in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) Bought by Magnolia Capital Advisors LLC

Magnolia Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 2,560 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $462,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of UNP. Simon Quick Advisors LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific by 177.9% in the fourth quarter. Simon Quick Advisors LLC now owns 189 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $34,000 after purchasing an additional 121 shares during the period. Corbenic Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth $34,000. NewSquare Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth $38,000. Manchester Financial Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth $41,000. Finally, Stonebridge Financial Planning Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth $41,000. 79.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Benchmark cut their target price on Union Pacific from $206.00 to $165.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. UBS Group cut their target price on Union Pacific from $201.00 to $142.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 16th. Deutsche Bank cut their target price on Union Pacific from $215.00 to $205.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 12th. Argus increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $190.00 to $205.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 24th. Finally, Ardour Capital raised Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $185.29.

In related news, COO Vincenzo J. Vena acquired 3,206 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 28th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $155.92 per share, with a total value of $499,879.52. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief operating officer now directly owns 19,966 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,113,098.72. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Jennifer L. Hamann sold 1,000 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $183.00, for a total value of $183,000.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 62,331 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,406,573. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 9.96% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

UNP stock traded down $0.03 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $140.17. The stock had a trading volume of 289,039 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,004,943. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $156.38 and its two-hundred day moving average is $169.17. The company has a current ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $105.08 and a 52 week high of $188.96. The firm has a market cap of $95.98 billion, a PE ratio of 16.67, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.12.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 23rd. The railroad operator reported $2.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.03 by ($0.01). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 32.86% and a net margin of 27.27%. The company had revenue of $5.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.24 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.12 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.98 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 28th will be paid a $0.97 dividend. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 27th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 46.30%.

Union Pacific Profile

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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