An Analysis Of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)’s Weekly Performance


As of Friday close, Union Pacific Corporation’s (NYSE:UNP) stock was down -$2.9, moving down -1.50 percent to $190.01. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,980,620 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$6.05 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,882,895, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,660,694.

Since last month, UNP stock retreated -6.45%. Shares of the company fell to $187.73 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $278.94 was reached on 01/17/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $183.70. Since the beginning of this year, UNP’s stock price has dropped by -8.24% or -$17.06, and marked a new high 6 times. However, the stock has declined by -31.88% since its 52-week high.

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UNP stock investors should be aware that Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 19 days ago on Feb 27. Whited Elizabeth F, the EVP SUSTAINABILITY & STRATEGY of the company, disposed of 2,500 shares for $213.00 on Feb 27. It resulted in a $532,500 divestment by the insider. Finley Teresa added 1,380 shares at an average price of $188.26 on Oct 24. The insider now owns 1,380 shares following the transaction. On Apr 21, EVP MARKETING & SALES Rocker Kenyatta G sold 4,018 shares at $250.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,004,500.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has a P/E ratio of about 16.94. The stock’s beta is 1.12. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.76, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 9.57, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 45.82 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $1.30 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $1.30. On Thursday May 12 2022, a $0.12 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Union Pacific Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.60, while its current ratio was 0.70, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 2.60, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.74. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 76.40% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 39.90%. Based on annual data, UNP earned $14.35 billion in gross profit and brought in $24.88 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 17.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 57.70%.

In Union Pacific Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $31.65 billion against cash and short-term investments of $46.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. UNP’s revenue rose 7.23% to $6.57 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.18 billion. While analysts expected Union Pacific Corporation to report $2.77 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.67 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -3.60%. During the quarter, the company generated $2.98 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Union Pacific Corporation were 53.29 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $34.63 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $611.87 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Union Pacific Corporation’s (UNP) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 9.77%, the RSI 9-day stood at 28.82% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Union Pacific Corporation price is down by -3.09% percent or -$6.05. At present, UNP shares trade -5.24% below its 20-day simple moving average and -0.27% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -9.19% below its SMA50 and -13.55% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 11.39% and Stochastic coefficient D was 14.38%, while ATR was 5.57. Given the Stochastic reading of 9.07% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 34.98%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -4.99, while the 14-day reading stands at -9.39.

Analyst Ratings

RBC Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) to a Sector perform in a note to investors on February 27, 2023. The analysts firm previously had an Underperform rating on the stock.Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, UNP is a sell, and 13 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Union Pacific Corporation stock as buy, with 13 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $226.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $179.00 – $245.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) will achieve an average price target of $222.81.


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