How Have Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Insiders Been Trading?

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) finished Thursday with a subtraction of -$0.56 to close at $211.88, a downside of -0.26 percent. An average of 3,781,600 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $15.87 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 3,856,660 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,117,612.

UNP stock has decreased by -1.57% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $195.68 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/10/21, shares of the company touched a low of $171.50 and a high of $231.26 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -8.38% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

214 days have passed since Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) last reported insider trading activity. Whited Elizabeth F, who is EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER, most recently acquired $1,491 shares at $215.00 per share on Mar 08. In this transaction, the insider spent $320,565. VP & CONTROLLER, Rynaski Todd M., disposed of 7,698 shares at a price of $212.00 on Mar 08. The insider now owns more than $1,631,976 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER Whited Elizabeth F went on to Sale 10,000 shares at $208.93 each on Feb 22. An amount of $2,089,288 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.11, which compares with the 18.35 for the broader industry and 28.71 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Union Pacific Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 29.69 and 8.513. The stock’s beta is 1.15. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 6.53, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 9.76, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 42.06.

Union Pacific Corporation pays a $4.28 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 2.02%. The company has a payout ratio of 45.20%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 30, and it was $1.07 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.10 reported on Thursday May 13 2021. Dividends have grown by 56.45% each year over the last three years.

Union Pacific Corporation will next go ex-dividend on 29-Nov. The next dividend payment Union Pacific Corporation will make is expected to be $1.07.

The quick ratio of Union Pacific Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 0.70, and the current ratio was 0.90, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.94 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.01 For the recent quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 83.10% against a 5-year average of 43.4%. Union Pacific Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 51.42%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 41.30%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $12.26 billion compared to revenue of $19.53 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Union Pacific Corporation’s return on assets was 9.40%, compared to 11.0% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 14.20%, and the 5-year average is 17.4%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 36.40% and the 5-year average holds at 31.2%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 13.58 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Union Pacific Corporation had $46.0 million in cash. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $5.5 billion in the quarter, while revenues of $5.0 billion were grew 22.89%. The analyst consensus anticipated Union Pacific Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $2.52 per share, but it turned out to be $2.72, a 7.90% surprise. For the recent quarter, EBITDA amounted to $3.02 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $652.12 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 07 October was 63.68%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 26.89%.

As of today, UNP’s price is $208.31 +8.10% or $15.87 from its 5-day moving average. UNP is currently trading +0.87% higher than its 20-day SMA and -5.73% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -2.16% below the SMA50 and +4.64% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 88.91% and 85.58%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 4.72. With the 14-day stochastic at 81.95% and the average true range at 4.39, the RSI (14) stands at 56.82%. The stock has reached 6.51 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 8.40.

Analyst Ratings

Barclays upgraded Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) to a an Overweight rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a an Equal weight.The consensus rating for Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell UNP, while 5 suggest investors hold. There are 2 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 4 analysts, while 19 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is UNP’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $205.00 and $265.00, with a median target of $246.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) stock is $243.93.


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