Orser Capital Management LLC Buys 1,473 Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Orser Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 17.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,715 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,473 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific makes up approximately 2.3% of Orser Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest holding. Orser Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,389,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at $1,832,127,000. Capital Research Global Investors raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 23.1% during the 4th quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 6,851,767 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,682,931,000 after acquiring an additional 1,285,144 shares during the period. Winslow Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific during the 4th quarter valued at $293,162,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 65.5% during the 3rd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,348,496 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $478,224,000 after acquiring an additional 929,495 shares during the period. Finally, Cerity Partners LLC raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 331.7% during the 4th quarter. Cerity Partners LLC now owns 1,143,298 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $280,817,000 after acquiring an additional 878,490 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 80.38% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on UNP shares. TD Cowen upped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $252.00 to $258.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Evercore ISI upped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $271.00 to $273.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. StockNews.com cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 18th. Raymond James reaffirmed a “strong-buy” rating and issued a $280.00 price target (up previously from $275.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Friday, April 26th. Finally, Susquehanna upped their price target on shares of Union Pacific from $255.00 to $270.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Union Pacific has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $259.75.

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Union Pacific Trading Up 0.4 %

NYSE UNP traded up $0.94 during trading on Friday, hitting $226.11. 3,322,635 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,332,767. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $233.96 and a two-hundred day moving average of $240.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.76. Union Pacific Co. has a 12-month low of $199.06 and a 12-month high of $258.66. The firm has a market cap of $137.95 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.58, a PEG ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.05.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.50 by $0.19. The business had revenue of $6.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.97 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.52% and a return on equity of 44.34%. The company’s revenue was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.67 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.25 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $1.30 per share. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.62%.

Union Pacific 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, renewable biofuel producers, and other agricultural users; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, 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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