TD Securities Cuts Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) Price Target to $225.00

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) had its price target dropped by stock analysts at TD Securities from $230.00 to $225.00 in a report issued on Wednesday, BayStreet.CA reports. The firm presently has a “hold” rating on the railroad operator’s stock. TD Securities’ price target suggests a potential upside of 12.48% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on UNP. Susquehanna Bancshares lowered their target price on Union Pacific from $208.00 to $200.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised their price target on Union Pacific from $216.00 to $238.00 in a research report on Monday, November 28th. Cowen lowered their price target on Union Pacific from $207.00 to $204.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Raymond James raised their price target on Union Pacific from $220.00 to $244.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lowered their price target on Union Pacific from $244.00 to $232.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $219.88.

Union Pacific Price Performance

Shares of NYSE UNP traded down $3.14 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $200.04. 2,279,976 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,597,255. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $122.98 billion, a PE ratio of 17.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.12. Union Pacific has a one year low of $183.70 and a one year high of $278.94. The company’s 50 day moving average is $211.00 and its 200 day moving average is $212.97.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Rating) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.67 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.75 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $6.18 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.26 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 28.95% and a return on equity of 56.68%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.66 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific will post 11.47 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Union Pacific

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Tyler Stone Wealth Management grew its stake in Union Pacific by 85.5% in the second quarter. Tyler Stone Wealth Management now owns 128 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 59 shares during the last quarter. Enterprise Trust & Investment Co purchased a new position in Union Pacific in the second quarter valued at about $29,000. Legacy CG LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific in the second quarter valued at about $32,000. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in Union Pacific by 722.2% in the second quarter. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC now owns 148 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $34,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Castle Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in Union Pacific in the second quarter valued at about $36,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.27% of the company’s stock.

About Union Pacific

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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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