Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] Stock trading around $219.54 per share: What’s Next?

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Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE: UNP] traded at a high on 07/22/21, posting a 1.08 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $219.54. The company report on July 22, 2021 that Union Pacific Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) reported 2021 second quarter net income of $1.8 billion, or $2.72 per diluted share. This compares to $1.1 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2020.

“The Union Pacific team leveraged volume growth, core pricing gains, and productivity to produce record quarterly results,” said Lance Fritz, Union Pacific chairman, president, and chief executive officer. “Beyond our strong financial performance, we also made progress on our goal to reduce our carbon footprint, which includes a 3% improvement in our fuel consumption rate. Importantly, these strong results were achieved in a challenging environment as our rail network continues to be impacted by supply chain disruptions, particularly in the Intermodal space. As we move into the second half of 2021, we will continue working with our customers and the broader supply chain to increase fluidity and efficiently handle the strong demand for freight transportation.”.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 4189929 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Union Pacific Corporation stands at 1.67% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.52%.

The market cap for UNP stock reached $146.86 billion, with 667.60 million shares outstanding and 662.48 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.76M shares, UNP reached a trading volume of 4189929 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about 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 $243.58 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.

Atlantic Equities have made an estimate for Union Pacific Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on July 12, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on July 06, 2021, representing the official price target for Union Pacific Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $225, while Stifel analysts kept a Hold rating on UNP stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Union Pacific Corporation is set at 4.00, with the Price to Sales ratio for UNP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.61. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.02, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.86. Price to Free Cash Flow for UNP in the course of the last twelve months was 47.82 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

How has UNP stock performed recently?

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.18. With this latest performance, UNP shares gained by 0.25% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.60% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 22.39% 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 49.20, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.91 for Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 221.48, while it was recorded at 216.99 for the last single week of trading, and 211.66 for the last 200 days.

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]: Deeper insight into the 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 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

Earnings analysis for Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]

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 13.45%.

Insider trade positions for Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]

There are presently around $114,953 million, or 80.30% of UNP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UNP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 55,077,653, which is approximately -1.839% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 46,797,183 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $10.27 billion in UNP stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $6.14 billion in UNP stock with ownership of nearly 0.068% 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 July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,081 institutional holders increased their position in Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE:UNP] by around 23,126,297 shares. Additionally, 856 investors decreased positions by around 27,598,339 shares, while 354 investors held positions by with 472,881,940 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 523,606,576 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UNP stock had 156 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,540,043 shares, while 96 institutional investors sold positions of 3,834,360 shares during the same period.

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