Lincoln National Corp Has $3.19 Million Position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Lincoln National Corp increased its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) by 0.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,671 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 61 shares during the period. Lincoln National Corp’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,189,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNP. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd raised its position in Union Pacific by 134.2% in the fourth quarter. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd now owns 62,421 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $15,726,000 after purchasing an additional 35,764 shares in the last quarter. Dixon Hughes Goodman Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth about $39,000. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. raised its position in Union Pacific by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. now owns 34,228 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $8,623,000 after purchasing an additional 1,152 shares in the last quarter. Valmark Advisers Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 333.8% during the fourth quarter. Valmark Advisers Inc. now owns 7,318 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,844,000 after buying an additional 5,631 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth approximately $68,777,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.26% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

UNP has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. StockNews.com lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday. Susquehanna lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $235.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft dropped their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $260.00 to $232.00 in a report on Friday, July 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Union Pacific from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $272.00 to $232.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI decreased their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $245.00 to $236.00 and set an “in-line” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $248.36.

Union Pacific Trading Up 0.6 %

Shares of NYSE UNP opened at $228.62 on Friday. The company’s fifty day moving average is $215.49 and its 200-day moving average is $234.90. The stock has a market cap of $142.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.31, a P/E/G ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.15. Union Pacific Co. has a twelve month low of $195.68 and a twelve month high of $278.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.33.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The railroad operator reported $2.93 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.93. The company had revenue of $6.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.11 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 29.23% and a return on equity of 52.00%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.72 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.58 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $1.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 30th. This represents a $5.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.27%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is 48.46%.

Union Pacific Company Profile

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain products, fertilizers, food and refrigerated products, and coal and renewables to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, and other agricultural users; petroleum, and liquid petroleum gases; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP)

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