Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Position Reduced by Advisors Asset Management Inc.

Advisors Asset Management Inc. lowered its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 20.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 101,478 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 25,824 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $11,768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of UNP. FMR LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific by 84.6% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,603,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,045,870,000 after acquiring an additional 4,399,980 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in Union Pacific by 990.5% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,243,574 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $244,339,000 after buying an additional 2,037,834 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific by 88.7% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 4,060,423 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $442,221,000 after buying an additional 1,908,175 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in Union Pacific by 59.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 4,773,609 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $519,785,000 after buying an additional 1,776,644 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its stake in Union Pacific by 88.5% in the 3rd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 3,558,005 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $412,622,000 after buying an additional 1,670,095 shares in the last quarter. 78.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Union Pacific Co. (UNP) traded down $3.02 on Friday, hitting $129.36. 8,181,225 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,130,000. The company has a market cap of $101,830.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $101.06 and a 1 year high of $143.05.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $5.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.44 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.26% and a net margin of 50.43%. The company’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.39 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.4 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. TD Securities cut their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $100.00 to $104.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price target for the company. Wolfe Research raised shares of Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets raised shares of Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $130.40.

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Union Pacific Profile

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business.

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