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Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) Stock: Does It Mean Opportunity?

In the last trading session, 3.32 million shares of the Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) were traded, and its beta was 1.13. Most recently the company’s share price was $216.48, and it changed around $4.6 or 2.17% from the last close, which brings the market valuation of the company to $138.17B. UNP currently trades at a discount to its 52-week high of $231.26, offering almost -6.83% off that amount. The share price’s 52-week low was $171.50, which indicates that the current value has risen by an impressive 20.78% since then. We note from Union Pacific Corporation’s average daily trading volume that its 10-day average is 3.71 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 3.20 million.

Union Pacific Corporation stock received a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, based on a mean score of 2.10. If we narrow it down even further, the data shows that 0 out of 30 analysts rate the stock as a Sell; another 4 rate it as Overweight. Among the rest, 4 recommended UNP as a Hold, whereas 20 deemed it a Buy, and 2 rated it as Underweight. Union Pacific Corporation is expected to report earnings per share of $2.63 for the current quarter.

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Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) trade information

Instantly UNP has showed a green trend with a performance of 2.17% at the end of last trading. The performance over the last five days has remained in the green territory. The rise to weekly highs of 216.72 on Friday, 10/08/21 increased the stock’s daily price by 0.11%. The company’s shares are currently up 3.97% year-to-date, but still up 7.31% over the last five days. On the other hand, Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) is 3.06% up in the 30-day period. We can see from the shorts that 7.88 million shares have been sold at a short interest cover period of 2.54 day(s).

The consensus price target as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $244.70, which translates to bulls needing to increase their stock price by 11.53% from its current value. Analyst projections state that UNP is forecast to be at a low of $205.00 and a high of $265.00. In order for the stock price to hit the forecast high, the stock would need to plunge -22.41% from its current level, while the stock would need to crash 5.3% from its current level to reach the projected low.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) estimates and forecasts

Union Pacific Corporation share prices are performing particularly well not compared to other companies within the same industry. As is evident from the statistics, the company’s shares have fallen -3.16 percent over the past six months and at a 21.25% annual growth rate that is well below the industry average of 30.20%. Moreover, analysts have decided to roll up on their fiscal year 2021 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict that it will gain 30.80% in revenue this quarter, and will report an increase of 14.40% in the next quarter. The year-over-year growth rate is expected to be 10.90%, up from the previous year.

Consensus estimates provided by 20 financial analysts predict the company will bring in an average of $5.55 billion in revenue for the current quarter. 20 analysts expect Union Pacific Corporation to make $5.6 billion in revenue for the quarter ending Dec 2021. Forecasts for the next quarter put sales growth at 8.90%.

Looking at the company’s year-over-year earnings, the past five years showed a positive earnings growth rate of 7.50%. Union Pacific Corporation earnings are expected to increase by -6.00% in 2021, but the outlook is positive 15.63% per year for the next five years.

UNP Dividends

Union Pacific Corporation’s next quarterly earnings report is expected to be released around October 20 and October 25. The annual dividend yield of the stock is 1.98 percent and its annual dividend per share was 4.28. It is important to note, however, that the 1.98% dividend yield ratio should be regarded as a guide only, as many other factors should be taken into consideration before making any investment decision. The average dividend yield for the past five years averaged 2.05 per year.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)’s Major holders

Upon looking at major shareholders, it appears that insiders hold 0.22% of Union Pacific Corporation shares, and 79.73% of them are in the hands of institutional investors. The stock currently has a share float of 79.91%. Union Pacific Corporation stock is held by 2,751 institutions, with Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) being the largest institutional investor. By Jun 29, 2021, it held 8.41% of the shares, which is about 54.84 million shares worth $12.06 billion.

Blackrock Inc., with 6.87% or 44.8 million shares worth $9.85 billion as of Jun 29, 2021, holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares.

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Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund were the top two Mutual Funds as of Jun 29, 2021. The former held 18.76 million shares worth $4.13 billion, making up 2.88% of all outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held roughly 13.8 million shares worth around $3.03 billion, which represents about 2.12% of the total shares outstanding.

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