For Union Pacific Corporation [UNP], Analyst sees a rise to $210. What next?

Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE: UNP] surged by $18.15 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $214.80 during the day while it closed the day at $212.17. The company report on February 26, 2023 that Union Pacific Provides Update on CEO Succession Process.

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Board Expects to Name Successor to Assume Position in 2023.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today provided an update on the status and timing of the Board of Director’s active leadership succession planning process.

Union Pacific Corporation stock has also gained 5.25% of its value over the past 7 days. However, UNP stock has declined by -0.16% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -11.25% and gained 2.46% year-on date.

The market cap for UNP stock reached $129.35 billion, with 612.50 million shares outstanding and 609.91 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.87M shares, UNP reached a trading volume of 12137112 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $221.74 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 2.40. 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.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Union Pacific Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on February 27, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price from $218 to $241. The new note on the price target was released on February 27, 2023, representing the official price target for Union Pacific Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $238 to $215, while Deutsche Bank kept a Hold rating on UNP stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Union Pacific Corporation is set at 5.74, with the Price to Sales ratio for UNP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.20. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 10.68, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.67. Price to Free Cash Flow for UNP in the course of the last twelve months was 50.08 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

UNP stock trade performance evaluation

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.25. With this latest performance, UNP shares gained by 5.31% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.25% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -12.36% 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 59.32, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.33, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 56.01 for Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 206.70, while it was recorded at 196.93 for the last single week of trading, and 212.65 for the last 200 days.

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] shares currently have an operating margin of +39.68 and a Gross Margin at +44.86. Union Pacific Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +28.13.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 53.17, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.70.

Union Pacific Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] stock

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 9.05%.

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $103,823 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 54,266,227, which is approximately -0.153% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 42,084,617 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $8.93 billion in UNP stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $5.76 billion in UNP stock with ownership of nearly -0.934% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Union Pacific Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Tuesday and at the time of the Tuesday reporting period, where 1,100 institutional holders increased their position in Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE:UNP] by around 32,760,844 shares. Additionally, 1,092 investors decreased positions by around 29,808,267 shares, while 353 investors held positions by with 426,769,248 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 489,338,359 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UNP stock had 214 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,667,932 shares, while 113 institutional investors sold positions of 1,853,554 shares during the same period.


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