Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. Buys 1,530 Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 11.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 14,876 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,530 shares during the period. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,272,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Rafferty Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 21.1% in the 1st quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 26,022 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $5,736,000 after acquiring an additional 4,526 shares during the last quarter. Strategic Blueprint LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 7.5% during the 1st quarter. Strategic Blueprint LLC now owns 4,144 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $913,000 after purchasing an additional 289 shares during the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. raised its position in Union Pacific by 22.8% during the 1st quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 17,800 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $3,923,000 after purchasing an additional 3,300 shares during the last quarter. Wrapmanager Inc. raised its position in Union Pacific by 72.6% during the 1st quarter. Wrapmanager Inc. now owns 2,477 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $546,000 after purchasing an additional 1,042 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of The West raised its position in Union Pacific by 30.4% during the 1st quarter. Bank of The West now owns 27,491 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $6,059,000 after purchasing an additional 6,407 shares during the last quarter. 77.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Union Pacific stock traded up $1.72 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $205.52. The company had a trading volume of 40,303 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,889,510. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 0.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $134.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.29, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a 50 day moving average of $215.88 and a 200 day moving average of $219.39. Union Pacific Co. has a 52-week low of $171.50 and a 52-week high of $231.26.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 22nd. The railroad operator reported $2.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.55 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $5.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.39 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 37.65% and a net margin of 28.60%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 29.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.67 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Union Pacific Co. will post 10.02 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 31st will be paid a $1.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 30th. This represents a $4.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.08%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 52.26%.

A number of research analysts have commented on UNP shares. Raymond James upped their price target on Union Pacific from $260.00 to $265.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 23rd. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Union Pacific from $195.00 to $205.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 26th. Atlantic Securities started coverage on Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, July 12th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $263.00 price target for the company. Evercore ISI reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $228.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on Union Pacific from $259.00 to $261.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 23rd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $241.39.

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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