Analysts suggest Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) could spike 11.77% in a year

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is 5.09% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $105.08 and a high of $213.35 in the current 52-week trading range. The UNP stock was last observed hovering at around $212.72 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 6.1% off its average median price target of $225.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 11.77% off the consensus price target high of $248.00 offered by 27 analysts, but current levels are -36.76% lower than the price target low of $160.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $218.82, the stock is 7.31% and 9.38% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.92 million and changing 2.87% at the moment leaves the stock 20.56% off its SMA200. UNP registered 22.18% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 31.51%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $204.83 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $192.43.

The stock witnessed a 6.63% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 7.38%, and is 5.09% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.54% over the week and 1.94% over the month.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has around 31362 employees, a market worth around $143.34B and $19.60B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 27.89 and Fwd P/E is 23.35. Profit margin for the company is 27.40%. Distance from 52-week low is 108.24% and 2.56% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (15.50%).

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is a “Overweight”. 27 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.10, where 8 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 16 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Union Pacific Corporation is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/29/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $2.13 with sales reaching $5.06B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 6.00% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -10.40% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -2.90% in year-over-year returns.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Top Institutional Holders

2,519 institutions hold shares in Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), with 1.09M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.16% while institutional investors hold 81.07% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 675.00M, and float is at 672.45M with Short Float at 0.84%. Institutions hold 80.94% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 57.01 million shares valued at $11.22 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.46% of the UNP Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 47.4 million shares valued at $9.33 billion to account for 7.03% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 28.5 million shares representing 4.23% and valued at over $5.61 billion, while Wellington Management Company, LLP holds 3.30% of the shares totaling 22.23 million with a market value of $4.38 billion.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Insider Activity

A total of 25 insider transactions have happened at Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 18 and purchases happening 7 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Whited Elizabeth F, the company’s EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER. SEC filings show that Whited Elizabeth F sold 5,376 shares of the company’s common stock on Sep 11 at a price of $195.51 per share for a total of $1.05 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 62558.0 shares.

Union Pacific Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 11 that Hamann Jennifer L (EVP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) sold a total of 1,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 11 and was made at $195.00 per share for $0.2 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 73648.0 shares of the UNP stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Sep 10, Hamann Jennifer L (EVP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) disposed off 1,000 shares at an average price of $193.79 for $0.19 million. The insider now directly holds 74,648 shares of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP).

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Union Pacific Corporation (UNP): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Kansas City Southern (KSU) that is trading 35.49% up over the past 12 months. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) is 46.17% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 32.15% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 3.82 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.31.

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