Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] Stock trading around $210.80 per share: What’s Next?

Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE: UNP] stock went on a downward path that fall over -2.12% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -1.54%. The company report on March 9, 2021 that Union Pacific Corporation CEO Lance Fritz to Address the 2021 J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference.

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Lance Fritz, chairman, president and chief executive officer, of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), will address the 2021 J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 8:50 a.m. ET.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available in the investor relations section of Union Pacific’s website at www.up.com/investor. A replay of the audio webcast will be available shortly thereafter.

Over the last 12 months, UNP stock rose by 73.28%. The one-year Union Pacific Corporation stock forecast points to a potential upside of 8.81. The average equity rating for UNP stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $144.25 billion, with 672.20 million shares outstanding and 668.10 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.76M shares, UNP stock reached a trading volume of 6961063 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for UNP shares is $231.16 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on UNP stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Bernstein have made an estimate for Union Pacific Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 11, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on August 17, 2020, representing the official price target for Union Pacific Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $156 to $181, while UBS kept a Buy rating on UNP stock. On April 24, 2020, analysts increased their price target for UNP shares from 156 to 163.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Union Pacific Corporation is set at 5.00, with the Price to Sales ratio for UNP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.39. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 8.36, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.72. Price to Free Cash Flow for UNP in the course of the last twelve months was 48.29 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

UNP Stock Performance Analysis:

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.54. With this latest performance, UNP shares gained by 1.81% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 4.54% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 73.28% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for UNP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.09, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.24, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.67 for Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 209.18, while it was recorded at 212.57 for the last single week of trading, and 194.97 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Union Pacific Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] shares currently have an operating margin of +40.11 and a Gross Margin at +46.99. Union Pacific Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +27.38.

Return on Total Capital for UNP is now 17.32, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.23. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 30.49, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.51. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 167.08. Additionally, UNP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 62.56, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 44.64. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 158.88, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 59.49.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] managed to generate an average of $172,771 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 12.60 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.31.Union Pacific Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

UNP Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Union Pacific Corporation posted 2.15/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.9/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 13.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for UNP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Union Pacific Corporation go to 12.85%.

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $111,200 million, or 80.60% of UNP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UNP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 56,109,765, which is approximately -1.582% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 46,069,869 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $9.71 billion in UNP stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $5.9 billion in UNP stock with ownership of nearly -1.856% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Union Pacific Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 1,060 institutional holders increased their position in Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE:UNP] by around 21,439,751 shares. Additionally, 858 investors decreased positions by around 26,570,181 shares, while 316 investors held positions by with 479,503,374 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 527,513,306 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UNP stock had 241 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,322,384 shares, while 94 institutional investors sold positions of 3,682,145 shares during the same period.

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