Moody National Bank Trust Division Sells 7,214 Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Moody National Bank Trust Division lowered its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNPFree Report) by 42.4% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 9,800 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 7,214 shares during the period. Moody National Bank Trust Division’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $2,407,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Valued Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific during the fourth quarter valued at about $28,000. BluePath Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Union Pacific during the third quarter valued at about $25,000. Power Corp of Canada bought a new position in Union Pacific during the first quarter valued at about $40,000. Coppell Advisory Solutions Corp. bought a new position in Union Pacific during the fourth quarter valued at about $32,000. Finally, Tyler Stone Wealth Management bought a new position in Union Pacific during the second quarter worth about $33,000. Institutional investors own 77.36% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Price Performance

UNP traded up $3.55 on Wednesday, reaching $246.26. The company had a trading volume of 2,564,830 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,368,171. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $246.73 and a 200 day simple moving average of $229.33. The company has a market cap of $150.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.54, a P/E/G ratio of 2.66 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 0.81. Union Pacific Co. has a 52-week low of $183.69 and a 52-week high of $258.66.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNPGet Free Report) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.56 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $6.16 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.05 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.45% and a return on equity of 46.87%. Union Pacific’s quarterly revenue was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.67 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 10.92 EPS for the current year.

Union Pacific Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 29th will be paid a dividend of $1.30 per share. This represents a $5.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.71%.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Union Pacific news, President Elizabeth F. Whited sold 3,750 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $250.00, for a total transaction of $937,500.00. Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 56,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,170,500. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.30% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of brokerages have weighed in on UNP. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $239.00 to $237.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $260.00 target price on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday, January 26th. TD Cowen increased their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $228.00 to $251.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. UBS Group increased their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $235.00 to $248.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Union Pacific from $270.00 to $275.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $249.67.

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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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