Paragon Private Wealth Management LLC Increases Stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Paragon Private Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 8.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 2,939 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 226 shares during the period. Paragon Private Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $722,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Valued Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $28,000. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. purchased a new position in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $36,000. Fortitude Family Office LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $44,000. USA Financial Formulas raised its holdings in Union Pacific by 219.6% in the fourth quarter. USA Financial Formulas now owns 179 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $44,000 after buying an additional 123 shares during the period. Finally, Private Wealth Management Group LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $46,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.38% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Stock Performance

UNP stock traded down $0.93 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $244.97. The company had a trading volume of 2,105,806 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,993,924. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $241.46 and a 200 day moving average price of $239.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $149.46 billion, a PE ratio of 23.38, a P/E/G ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 1.06. Union Pacific Co. has a fifty-two week low of $190.71 and a fifty-two week high of $258.66.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.50 by $0.19. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 44.34% and a net margin of 26.52%. The business had revenue of $6.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.97 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.67 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 11.26 earnings per share for the current year.

Union Pacific Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 31st will be issued a $1.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. This represents a $5.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.62%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

UNP has been the subject of several recent research reports. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $270.00 to $275.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. TD Cowen increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $252.00 to $258.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Monday, April 8th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $250.00 price objective for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $237.00 to $243.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group increased their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $248.00 to $274.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 11th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $259.61.

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Union Pacific Profile

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain products, fertilizers, food and refrigerated products, and coal and renewables to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, renewable biofuel producers, and other agricultural users; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers.

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