Windsor Capital Management LLC Purchases New Position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)

Windsor Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,362 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $227,000.

Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of UNP. Perennial Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Union Pacific by 1.9% during the 4th quarter. Perennial Advisors LLC now owns 22,220 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $3,071,000 after buying an additional 424 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 3.2% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 23,323 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $3,224,000 after buying an additional 723 shares during the last quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. now owns 89,414 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $12,360,000 after buying an additional 815 shares during the last quarter. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC grew its position in shares of Union Pacific by 879.6% in the 4th quarter. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC now owns 41,310 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $5,710,000 after buying an additional 37,093 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hayden Royal LLC purchased a new position in shares of Union Pacific in the 4th quarter valued at $354,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.93% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Union Pacific stock traded up $2.39 during trading on Monday, hitting $171.50. 3,023,565 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,736,490. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. Union Pacific Co. has a 12 month low of $128.08 and a 12 month high of $180.02. The stock has a market cap of $121.71 billion, a PE ratio of 21.68, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a fifty day moving average of $170.26.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 18th. The railroad operator reported $1.93 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.89 by $0.04. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.59% and a return on equity of 30.73%. The company had revenue of $5.38 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.51 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.68 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 9.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 31st were issued a $0.88 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 30th. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.05%. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is currently 44.50%.

In related news, EVP Rhonda S. Ferguson sold 11,485 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $175.00, for a total value of $2,009,875.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,858 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,425,150. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 1,380 shares of Union Pacific stock in a transaction on Friday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $180.01, for a total value of $248,413.80. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 94,943 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,090,689.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 22,865 shares of company stock worth $3,958,389 in the last 90 days. 9.96% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

UNP has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 12th. Loop Capital cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $193.00 to $182.00 in a research note on Tuesday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 27th. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Union Pacific from $180.00 to $195.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 4th. Finally, Cowen reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $187.00 price objective (up previously from $178.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Thursday, April 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $175.80.

Union Pacific Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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