MEMBERS Trust Co Purchases 83 Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

MEMBERS Trust Co boosted its stake in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by 1.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 8,551 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 83 shares during the period. Union Pacific Corporation accounts for 0.1% of MEMBERS Trust Co’s portfolio, making the stock its 29th largest position. MEMBERS Trust Co’s holdings in Union Pacific Corporation were worth $834,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 0.5% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 21,830,343 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,129,113,000 after buying an additional 116,580 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 3.8% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 10,306,491 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $1,005,192,000 after buying an additional 376,668 shares during the period. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 2.6% in the third quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 6,134,417 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $598,290,000 after buying an additional 154,512 shares during the period. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 1.3% in the third quarter. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. now owns 4,088,103 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $398,714,000 after buying an additional 52,230 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 2.0% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 3,824,234 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $333,633,000 after buying an additional 75,134 shares during the period. 79.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) opened at 108.32 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $106.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $98.69. Union Pacific Corporation has a 12-month low of $76.25 and a 12-month high of $111.38. The company has a market capitalization of $88.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.36 and a beta of 0.71.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 19th. The railroad operator reported $1.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.06. Union Pacific Corporation had a return on equity of 20.88% and a net margin of 21.23%. The company earned $5.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.09 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.31 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Union Pacific Corporation will post $5.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.605 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 24th. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.23%. Union Pacific Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 47.64%.

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UNP has been the subject of several recent research reports. RBC Capital Markets lifted their price objective on Union Pacific Corporation from $111.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their target price on Union Pacific Corporation from $111.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Union Pacific Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $121.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $96.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Sunday, October 23rd. Finally, Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Union Pacific Corporation in a report on Monday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $100.00 target price for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $101.55.

In other news, Director Andrew H. Card, Jr. sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.53, for a total value of $438,120.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 22,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,453,472. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Michael W. Mcconnell sold 7,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.15, for a total value of $778,110.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,410 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,777,011.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 44,838 shares of company stock valued at $4,675,505. 0.14% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Union Pacific Corporation

Union Pacific Corporation operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Railroad Company links approximately 20 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing link in the supply chain. The Company’s business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal.

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