How Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Is Doing Technically?

The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) increased by $0.2 on Tuesday to finish at $217.09, up 0.09 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 3,416,760 shares of common stock traded. 13 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$34.84. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 3,296,835, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 3,605,276.

UNP stock dropped -8.18% since last month. On 05/20/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $210.24. The stock touched a high of $278.94 on 03/31/22, after rallying from a low of $195.68 in 52 weeks. The price of UNP stock has declined by -13.83% or -$34.84 this year, reaching a new high 13 times. Still, the stock price is down -22.17% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 34 days since Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) last reported insider trading activity on Apr 21. On Apr 21, EVP MARKETING & SALES Rocker Kenyatta G sold 4,018 shares at $250.00 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $1,004,500. On Dec 06, Whited Elizabeth F sold 2,510 shares at a price of US$245.00. After the transaction, the insider now owns 34,111 shares. EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER Whited Elizabeth F had earlier sold 7,500 shares on Nov 26 for $240.21 a share. The transaction was completed for $1,801,556.

Valuation Metrics

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.61. Beta for the stock is 1.21. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 6.10, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 11.54, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 43.61.

Company paid $1.30 per share in dividends, an increase of 10.17% from $1.18 last year. A $0.12 dividend increase was reported on Thursday May 12 2022.

Financial Health

For the three months ended March 30, Union Pacific Corporation’s quick ratio was 0.60, while its current ratio was 0.70, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 is 2.58, and the total debt to equity ratio is 2.71. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 80.40% percent. Union Pacific Corporation’s operating margin stood at 42.90% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $13.58 billion and revenue of $21.8 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. UNP’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 10.80%. There was a 16.80% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 50.20%.

Earnings Surprise

According to Union Pacific Corporation’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended March 30, it had $30.68 billion in total debt versus $46.0 million in cash and short-term investments. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $5.86 billion, while revenues rose by 14.66% to $5.73 billion. It was predicted that Union Pacific Corporation’s quarterly earnings would be $2.57, but it ended up being $2.56, beating the consensus by 0.40%. EBITDA was $2.93 billion for the quarter. At the end of Union Pacific Corporation’s most recent quarter ended March 30, its liabilities totaled 52.15 billion, while its total debt was $33.83 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $628.02 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Union Pacific Corporation’s (UNP) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 24 May, the RSI 9-day stood at 35.09%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 32.61% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 20.90% and 19.20% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 6.30. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 26.25%, the RSI (14) reading is 35.68%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at -7.02, and the 14-day reading is at -8.33.

Analyst Ratings

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) was downgraded by Citigroup to a a Neutral rating in its latest research report. The stock was previously rated as a a Buy. Analysts have assigned Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) an Overweight rating. UNP is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 8 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 2 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 5 rates it overweight and 15 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $215.00 and $310.00, with a median target price of $272.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is $271.63.


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