The Insider Activity Of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Is Worth Monitoring


Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$1.38 to close at $211.89, a downside of -0.65 percent. An average of 3,801,620 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$6.06 in the past week, and it reached a new high 40 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,831,885 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,517,818.

UNP stock has decreased by -10.79% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $207.58 on 09/16/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 03/31/22, shares of the company touched a low of $195.93 and a high of $278.94 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 13 times so far this year and lost -15.89% or -$40.04 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -24.04% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

154 days have passed since Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) last reported insider trading activity. Rocker Kenyatta G, who is EVP MARKETING & SALES, most recently acquired $4,018 shares at $250.00 per share on Apr 21. In this transaction, the insider spent $1,004,500. EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER, Whited Elizabeth F, disposed of 2,510 shares at a price of $245.00 on Dec 06. The insider now owns more than $614,950 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER Whited Elizabeth F went on to Sale 7,500 shares at $240.21 each on Nov 26. An amount of $1,801,556 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.73. The stock’s beta is 1.14. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 5.82, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 10.43, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 52.76.

The company has a payout ratio of 43.90%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $1.30 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.12 reported on Thursday May 12 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Union Pacific Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 0.50, and the current ratio was 0.70, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 2.33 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.52 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $13.58 billion compared to revenue of $21.8 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Union Pacific Corporation had $46.0 million in cash and short-term investments compared to $29.67 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $1.83 billion in the quarter, while revenues of $1.63 billion were grew 2.02%. The analyst consensus anticipated Union Pacific Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $2.86 per share, but it turned out to be $2.93, a 2.40% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $3.05 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $624.48 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 21 September was 29.93%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 30.07%.

As of today, UNP’s price is $214.34 -2.78% or -$6.06 from its 5-day moving average. UNP is currently trading -10.84% lower than its 20-day SMA and -11.44% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +2.61% above the SMA50 and -11.87% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 22.40% and 22.13%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 6.00. With the 14-day stochastic at 15.56% and the average true range at 5.59, the RSI (14) stands at 34.33%. The stock has reached -6.44 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -9.01.

Analyst Ratings

Bernstein downgraded Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) to a a Mkt perform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Outperform. 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 13 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 3 analysts, while 12 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 $207.00 and $272.00, with a median target of $242.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) stock is $242.88.


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