969 Shares in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) Acquired by Madrona Financial Services LLC

Madrona Financial Services LLC bought a new stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 969 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. Better Money Decisions LLC bought a new stake in shares of Union Pacific during the 1st quarter worth about $28,000. Vantage Consulting Group Inc acquired a new stake in Union Pacific in the 4th quarter worth approximately $30,000. Syverson Strege & Co bought a new stake in Union Pacific during the fourth quarter worth approximately $31,000. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC grew its holdings in Union Pacific by 48.6% during the fourth quarter. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC now owns 162 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $33,000 after purchasing an additional 53 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wealthcare Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Union Pacific in the first quarter valued at approximately $33,000. 77.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Union Pacific stock opened at $227.86 on Friday. Union Pacific Co. has a 12-month low of $149.76 and a 12-month high of $231.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $151.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $223.19 and a 200 day simple moving average of $209.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 21st. The railroad operator reported $2.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.06 by ($0.06). Union Pacific had a return on equity of 31.71% and a net margin of 27.40%. The firm had revenue of $5 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.07 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.15 earnings per share. Union Pacific’s quarterly revenue was down 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.02 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 30th. Investors of record on Friday, May 28th will be issued a dividend of $1.07 per share. This represents a $4.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. This is a boost from Union Pacific’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.97. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 27th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 46.30%.

In other Union Pacific news, VP Todd M. Rynaski sold 7,698 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $212.00, for a total value of $1,631,976.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 17,197 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,645,764. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 1,491 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $215.00, for a total transaction of $320,565.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 34,124 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,336,660. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

UNP has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $230.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, April 23rd. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Union Pacific from $190.00 to $195.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft increased their target price on Union Pacific from $239.00 to $252.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 3rd. TD Securities lifted their price target on Union Pacific from $240.00 to $245.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 23rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on Union Pacific from $232.00 to $244.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $218.05.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corp. engages in the provision of railroad and freight transportation services. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Co, operates as a railroad franchise. The Railroad’s diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products, and intermodal.

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

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