Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Position Lessened by S&CO Inc.

S&CO Inc. lowered its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,537 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 135 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific makes up approximately 1.2% of S&CO Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. S&CO Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $9,336,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Union Pacific by 5.7% in the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 15,894,983 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,588,181,000 after acquiring an additional 859,164 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in Union Pacific by 17.3% in the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 14,457,068 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,354,044,000 after acquiring an additional 2,136,860 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors increased its position in Union Pacific by 11.8% in the 3rd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 10,469,634 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,704,771,000 after acquiring an additional 1,107,379 shares in the last quarter. Matthew Goff Investment Advisor LLC increased its position in Union Pacific by 14,067.9% in the 3rd quarter. Matthew Goff Investment Advisor LLC now owns 5,083,714 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $35,882,000 after acquiring an additional 5,047,832 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital International Investors increased its position in Union Pacific by 1,302.7% in the 3rd quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 4,801,143 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $781,770,000 after acquiring an additional 4,458,858 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.90% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. TD Securities cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $170.00 to $160.00 in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $190.00 to $166.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Argus raised their price objective on shares of Union Pacific to $175.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research report on Friday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 11th. Finally, Cowen raised their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $151.00 to $153.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $169.39.

Shares of NYSE UNP opened at $160.74 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $118.84 billion, a PE ratio of 20.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.90. Union Pacific Co. has a 1 year low of $121.22 and a 1 year high of $165.63.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.06 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $5.76 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.73 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.13% and a return on equity of 27.95%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.53 EPS. Analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 9.08 EPS for the current year.

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Union Pacific Company Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash.

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