Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) Price Target Raised to $218.00 at Susquehanna

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) had its price objective upped by Susquehanna from $215.00 to $218.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. Susquehanna’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 7.29% from the company’s previous close.

UNP has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $177.00 to $179.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. The Goldman Sachs Group increased their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $219.00 to $225.00 in a research note on Tuesday. StockNews.com downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 6th. Bank of America downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Benchmark cut their target price on shares of Union Pacific to $220.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $218.09.

Union Pacific Stock Performance

NYSE:UNP opened at $203.18 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70. The company has a market cap of $124.92 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.12. Union Pacific has a fifty-two week low of $183.48 and a fifty-two week high of $278.94. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $211.00 and its two-hundred day moving average is $212.97.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.77 by ($0.10). The company had revenue of $6.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.26 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 56.68% and a net margin of 28.95%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.66 EPS. Analysts expect that Union Pacific will post 11.47 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 1.0% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 54,349,188 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $10,588,308,000 after acquiring an additional 511,696 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 3.1% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,375,359 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,573,016,000 after acquiring an additional 223,054 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,585,167 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,191,205,000 after acquiring an additional 107,715 shares in the last quarter. TCI Fund Management Ltd. grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 5.4% during the 3rd quarter. TCI Fund Management Ltd. now owns 5,534,098 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,078,153,000 after acquiring an additional 281,950 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 5,386,861 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,049,468,000 after buying an additional 128,338 shares during the period. 77.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Union Pacific

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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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