NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. lifted its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 6.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 167,516 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 10,696 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $36,923,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Vantage Consulting Group Inc acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter worth about $30,000. Syverson Strege & Co acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter worth about $31,000. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 48.6% during the 4th quarter. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC now owns 162 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $33,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the last quarter. McCarthy Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter worth about $36,000. Finally, DB Wealth Management Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Union Pacific during the 4th quarter worth about $37,000. Institutional investors own 77.83% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NYSE UNP traded up $0.68 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $224.42. 25,308 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,910,068. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.06. The company has a market cap of $149.08 billion, a PE ratio of 28.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.11. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $219.89 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $208.06. Union Pacific Co. has a 1-year low of $147.05 and a 1-year high of $228.32.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 26th were given a $0.97 dividend. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 25th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 46.30%.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on UNP. Smith Barney Citigroup upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $215.00 to $250.00 in a report on Monday, January 11th. TD Securities upped their target price 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. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upped their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $239.00 to $252.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of Union Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, January 11th. Finally, Vertical Research began coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, March 26th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. One equities 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 given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $217.57.
In other news, VP Todd M. Rynaski sold 7,698 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $212.00, for a total value of $1,631,976.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 17,197 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,645,764. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 1,491 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.00, for a total transaction of $320,565.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 34,124 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,336,660. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.
Union Pacific Company 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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