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Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) Is Now En Route to Higher Prices

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) is -0.94% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $190.37 and a high of $258.66 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The UNP stock was last observed hovering at around $245.93 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -2.63%.

Currently trading at $243.30, the stock is -1.76% and -1.75% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.42 million and changing -1.07% at the moment leaves the stock 7.61% off its SMA200. UNP registered 22.21% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 19.20%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $7.53 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $15.27.

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The stock witnessed a -4.10% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -1.11%, and is -0.68% down 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 1.23% over the week and 1.38% over the month.

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) has around 31490 employees, a market worth around $148.36B and $24.12B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 23.27 and Fwd P/E is 19.33. Profit margin for the company is 26.45%. Distance from 52-week low is 27.80% and -5.94% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (13.52%).

Union Pacific Corp. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $2.52 with sales reaching $5.99B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 6.31% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 11.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -1.30% in year-over-year returns.

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) Top Institutional Holders

3,172 institutions hold shares in Union Pacific Corp. (UNP), with institutional investors hold 82.39% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 609.70M, and float is at 607.50M with Short Float at 0.78%. Institutions hold 82.22% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 57.64 million shares valued at $11.8 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 9.46% of the UNP Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 41.86 million shares valued at $8.57 billion to account for 6.87% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 24.78 million shares representing 4.07% and valued at over $5.07 billion, while Capital International Investors holds 2.19% of the shares totaling 13.35 million with a market value of $2.73 billion.

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Whited Elizabeth F,the company’sPRESIDENT. SEC filings show that Whited Elizabeth F sold 3,750 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 15 ’24 at a price of $250.00 per share for a total of $0.94 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 56682.0 shares.

Union Pacific Corp. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 14 ’24 that Whited Elizabeth F (PRESIDENT) sold a total of 3,750 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 14 ’24 and was made at $246.36 per share for $0.92 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 56682.0 shares of the UNP stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 13 ’23, Hamann Jennifer L (EVP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) disposed off 1,000 shares at an average price of $235.00 for $0.23 million. The insider now directly holds 98,297 shares of Union Pacific Corp. (UNP).

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