Whitnell & Co. Raises Stock Position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Whitnell & Co. grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 27,574 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 207 shares during the period. Union Pacific comprises about 1.5% of Whitnell & Co.’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest position. Whitnell & Co.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $4,466,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of UNP. Community Bank & Trust Waco Texas raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 0.3% during the second quarter. Community Bank & Trust Waco Texas now owns 22,618 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $3,825,000 after purchasing an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 2.3% in the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,614 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $442,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. 1ST Source Bank raised its position in Union Pacific by 1.6% in the second quarter. 1ST Source Bank now owns 3,789 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $641,000 after acquiring an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 1.8% in the third quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC now owns 3,368 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $546,000 after acquiring an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cresset Asset Management LLC raised its position in Union Pacific by 0.5% in the second quarter. Cresset Asset Management LLC now owns 13,308 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $2,251,000 after acquiring an additional 63 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 79.29% of the company’s stock.

Shares of UNP traded down $0.91 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $176.10. 1,423,758 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,548,266. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $123.41 billion, a PE ratio of 22.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 1.06. Union Pacific Co. has a fifty-two week low of $128.08 and a fifty-two week high of $180.54. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $164.85 and a 200 day simple moving average of $168.95.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 17th. The railroad operator reported $2.22 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.29 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $5.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.65 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 27.28% and a return on equity of 32.65%. The firm’s revenue was down 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.15 EPS. Research analysts predict that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

UNP has been the topic of several research reports. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $172.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a report on Thursday, October 17th. ValuEngine lowered Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $177.00 target price on Union Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Cascend Securities lowered Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 17th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on Union Pacific from $182.00 to $185.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $178.67.

Union Pacific Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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

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