Union Pacific (UNP) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.93 (-0.38%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
2.11 million shs
Average Volume
1.99 million shs
Market Capitalization
$149.46 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Union Pacific MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
6.0% Upside
$259.61 Price Target
Short Interest
0.68% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.93mentions of Union Pacific in the last 14 days
Based on 30 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $11.24 to $12.44 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.67 out of 5 stars

Industrials Sector

3rd out of 12 stocks

Railroads Industry

1st out of 1 stocks

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About Union Pacific Stock (NYSE:UNP)

Union Pacific Corporation is a leading transportation and logistics company based in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1862, the company has a rich history of serving customers across North America with safe, reliable and efficient rail transportation solutions. Union Pacific operates in two business segments: Railroad and Premium Operations.

The Railroad segment comprises the company's core operations, including freight transportation and logistics services. The Premium Operations segment includes Union Pacific's subsidiary, Union Pacific Distribution Services, which provides transportation and logistics services to customers across multiple industries.

With over 32,000 miles of rail network across 23 states, Union Pacific connects major markets and communities across North America. The company is committed to sustainability and has set ambitious goals to reduce emissions and increase the use of alternative fuels.

Union Pacific has consistently performed in the transportation and logistics industry, delivering strong financial results over the past few years. It is also important to mention that Union Pacific's debt levels have been relatively stable over the past few years. For several years, the company has maintained a healthy cash position between 1 - 3 billion dollars. 

Union Pacific operates in the transportation and logistics industry, which is highly competitive and regulated. The industry has seen significant changes in recent years, including the growth of e-commerce and the increasing demand for sustainable transportation solutions.

Union Pacific faces competition from other railroads, trucking companies and intermodal transportation providers. The company also competes with alternative modes of transportation, such as air and sea freight. Regulatory and political issues, such as changes in trade policies and environmental regulations, can impact the industry and create challenges for Union Pacific.

Despite these challenges, Union Pacific has maintained its market position and continues to invest in technology and innovation to improve its services and meet the evolving needs of its customers.

Union Pacific's leadership team is led by Lance Fritz, who has been the company's Chairman, President and CEO since 2015. Fritz joined Union Pacific in 2000 and has held several leadership roles. The management team also includes other experienced executives who bring diverse skills and expertise to the company.

Union Pacific has several growth opportunities in the transportation and logistics industry. The company has invested in technology and innovation to improve its services and increase efficiency. For example, Union Pacific has implemented Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), a new operating model that has enhanced train speeds and reduced costs.

The company also has opportunities for growth in new markets and industries. Union Pacific's subsidiary, UPDS, provides transportation and logistics services to customers across multiple industries, including automotive, chemicals and agriculture. The company could expand its services into other sectors and markets to drive growth.

Union Pacific faces several risks and challenges in the transportation and logistics industry. Changes in consumer preferences and competitive pressures can impact the company's revenue and profitability. The shift towards e-commerce and the increasing demand for sustainable transportation solutions could also create challenges for Union Pacific.

Union Pacific also faces risks related to its operations and infrastructure. The company's rail network is subject to weather and natural disasters, which can disrupt operations and impact the company's financial performance. Union Pacific also faces cybersecurity and data privacy risks, which could impact the company's operations and reputation.

UNP Stock Price History

UNP Stock News Headlines

Union Pacific undermined regulators' efforts to assess safety, US agency says
Federal regulators say Union Pacific managers undermined their efforts to assess safety at the railroad by coaching employees on how to respond and suggesting they might be disciplined
BNSF becomes 2nd major railroad to sign on to anonymous federal safety hotline for some workers
BNSF will become the second major freight railroad to allow some of its employees to report safety concerns anonymously through a federal system without fear of discipline
Union Pacific's first-quarter profit creeps up 1% as railroad limits expenses
Union Pacific's first-quarter profit crept 1% higher and topped Wall Street expectations as the railroad tightened up on expenses even though it delivered slightly less freight
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Stifel Upgrades Union Pacific (UNP)
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Company Calendar

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Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Railroads, line - haul operating
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
20 Analysts


Net Income
$6.38 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$24.09 billion
Cash Flow
$14.21 per share
Book Value
$25.67 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$149.46 billion

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UNP Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Union Pacific stock right now?

20 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Union Pacific in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" UNP shares.
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What is Union Pacific's stock price target for 2024?

20 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Union Pacific's stock. Their UNP share price targets range from $210.00 to $280.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $259.61 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have UNP shares performed in 2024?

Union Pacific's stock was trading at $245.62 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, UNP shares have decreased by 0.3% and is now trading at $244.97.
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When is Union Pacific's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 24th 2024.
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How were Union Pacific's earnings last quarter?

Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.50 by $0.19. The railroad operator had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.97 billion. Union Pacific had a net margin of 26.52% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 44.34%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.67 earnings per share.
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How often does Union Pacific pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Union Pacific?

Union Pacific announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be given a dividend of $1.30 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $5.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st.
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Is Union Pacific a good dividend stock?

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.11%. The dividend payout ratio is 49.62%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UNP will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.80% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Union Pacific's stock split?

Union Pacific shares split on the morning of Monday, June 9th 2014. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, May 15th 2014. The newly minted shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell on Friday, June 6th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

What is Lance Fritz's approval rating as Union Pacific's CEO?

921 employees have rated Union Pacific Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz on Glassdoor.com. Lance Fritz has an approval rating of 8% among the company's employees. This puts Lance Fritz in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Union Pacific own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Union Pacific investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Home Depot (HD), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walmart (WMT), Verizon Communications (VZ), Procter & Gamble (PG) and NVIDIA (NVDA).

Who are Union Pacific's major shareholders?

Union Pacific's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.48%), Capital International Investors (1.76%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.21%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.16%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.82%) and Clearbridge Investments LLC (0.72%). Insiders that own company stock include Elizabeth F Whited, Eric J Gehringer, Jennifer L Hamann, Kenyatta G Rocker, Teresa Finley and Vincenzo J Vena.
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How do I buy shares of Union Pacific?

Shares of UNP stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Union Pacific have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Union Pacific: Union Pacific Railroad Company.
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This page (NYSE:UNP) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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