Cypress Wealth Services LLC Boosts Stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)


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Cypress Wealth Services LLC increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 24.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,404 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 278 shares during the period. Cypress Wealth Services LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $309,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Jeppson Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 3rd quarter worth about $44,000. Park National Corp OH raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 0.3% during the 4th quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 26,968 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $5,615,000 after purchasing an additional 73 shares during the last quarter. Enterprise Bank & Trust Co raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 1.3% during the 4th quarter. Enterprise Bank & Trust Co now owns 11,347 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $2,363,000 after purchasing an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. Woodstock Corp raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 70.5% during the 4th quarter. Woodstock Corp now owns 3,316 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $690,000 after purchasing an additional 1,371 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH raised its position in shares of Union Pacific by 34.3% during 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 purchasing an additional 3,714 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.83% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, January 11th. Vertical Research assumed coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, March 26th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Smith Barney Citigroup increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $215.00 to $250.00 in a report on Monday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $230.00 to $240.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, April 23rd. Finally, TD Securities increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $240.00 to $245.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Union Pacific currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $217.57.

In other Union Pacific news, VP Todd M. Rynaski sold 7,698 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 8th. The shares were 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 of the company’s stock, valued at $3,645,764. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 1,491 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $215.00, for a total transaction of $320,565.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 34,124 shares in the company, valued at $7,336,660. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

NYSE:UNP opened at $223.74 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $219.89 and a 200-day simple moving average of $208.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 0.93. The firm has a market cap of $148.63 billion, a PE ratio of 28.50, a P/E/G ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.11. Union Pacific Co. has a 1-year low of $147.05 and a 1-year high of $228.32.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 21st. The railroad operator reported $2.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.06 by ($0.06). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 31.71% and a net margin of 27.40%. The company had revenue of $5 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.07 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.15 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 26th were paid a dividend of $0.97 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 25th. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.73%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 46.30%.

Union Pacific Profile

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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