Smart Money Selling the Price Strength of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

Union Pacific

1 USA railroad Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) on Thursday reported a better-than-expected quarterly net profit and said 2017 looked like a better year for the railroad's business following two tough years of slumping coal freight volumes, sending its stock up almost 5 percent.

Analyst research plays a key role on the stock prices.Union Pacific Corporation was Initiated by Buckingham Research to Neutral on Jan 18, 2017. The company had a trading volume of 2,146,289 shares. Company has a market cap of $85,518 M.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has a 50 day moving average of 104.06 and a 200 day moving average of 96.64.

Union said net income for the final quarter of 2016 was $1.14bn, or $1.39 per share, compared with $1.12bn, or $1.31 per share a year previously. On average, analysts predict that Union Pacific Corp. will post $5.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) [Trend Analysis] pretends to be active mover, stock fell down to knees around -1.97% to traded at $71.01. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 2,291 shares of the railroad operator's stock worth $223,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the last quarter.

Analysts had expected earnings per share of $1.33, and the earnings beat sent the stock higher. Union Pacific Corp.'s dividend payout ratio is 48.40%. Analysts mean target price for First Solar, Inc. Union Pacific Corp. now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $97.15. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $98.00 target price on Union Pacific Corp. and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, October 21st. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 1 Buy, 10 Strong Buy, 0 Sell, 3 Hold and 9. The stock has been rated an average of 2.3 by 22 Brokerage Firm. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The most recent short interest data show 1.04% of the company's stock are short sold. These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company. Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $106.75 on the equity. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 128,701 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $12,738,824.98.

According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Union Pacific Corporation is 5 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 5.24 Billion. While shipments of agricultural products grew eight percent, the company experienced declines in its Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal businesses during the period.

Union Pacific connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the U.S.by rail; operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways; connects with Canada's rail systems; and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.

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