Union Pacific (UNP) PT Set at $150.00 by Scotiabank

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) has been assigned a $150.00 price target by equities researchers at Scotiabank in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. Scotiabank’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 6.25% from the company’s current price.

Several other research analysts have also commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 price objective on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Monday, November 13th. They set a “sell” rating and a $103.00 price objective on the stock. UBS Group upgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $123.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $122.65.

Union Pacific (NYSE UNP) opened at $141.17 on Thursday. Union Pacific has a 1-year low of $101.06 and a 1-year high of $141.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The company has a market cap of $111,120.00, a P/E ratio of 24.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.90.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Union Pacific had a net margin of 21.84% and a return on equity of 23.35%. The firm had revenue of $5.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.36 earnings per share. Union Pacific’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Union Pacific will post 5.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Pathstone Family Office LLC increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 41.3% in the second quarter. Pathstone Family Office LLC now owns 178 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $2,304,000 after buying an additional 52 shares during the last quarter. Acropolis Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific in the fourth quarter worth $107,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 46.6% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 33.3% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Community Bank N.A. increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 3.0% in the second quarter. Community Bank N.A. now owns 1,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.45% of the company’s stock.

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About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business.

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