Union Pacific Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:UNP)

About Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

Union Pacific Corporation logoUnion Pacific Corporation is a railroad operating company in the United States. The Company operates through its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). Its business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Its freight traffic consists of bulk, manifest, and premium business. Bulk traffic primarily consists of coal, grain, soda ash, ethanol, rock and crude oil shipped in unit trains-trains transporting a single commodity from one origin to one destination. Manifest traffic includes individual carload or less than train-load business involving commodities, such as lumber, paper, food and chemicals. The transportation of finished vehicles, auto parts, intermodal containers and truck trailers are included as part of its premium business. As of December 31, 2016, its network included 32,070 route miles, linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Ground Freight & Logistics
  • Sub-Industry: Railroads
  • Symbol: NYSE:UNP
  • CUSIP: 90781810
  • Web: www.up.com
  • Market Cap: $90.43548 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 800,384,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $112.08
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $108.69
  • 52 Week Range: $87.06 - $116.93
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.49
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.80
  • P/E Growth: 1.52
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $20.72 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.37
  • Book Value: $24.47 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.63
  • Annual Dividend: $2.42
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
  • EBITDA: $9.8 billion
  • Net Margins: 21.79%
  • Return on Equity: 22.70%
  • Return on Assets: 8.05%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.78%
  • Current Ratio: 1.14%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.92%
  • Average Volume: 3.37 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.84
  • Short Ratio: 2.36

Frequently Asked Questions for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

What is Union Pacific Corporation's stock symbol?

Union Pacific Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UNP."

How often does Union Pacific Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Union Pacific Corporation?

Union Pacific Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.605 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. View Union Pacific Corporation's Dividend History.

When did Union Pacific Corporation's stock split? How did Union Pacific Corporation's stock split work?

Union Pacific Corporation's stock split before market open on Monday, June 9th 2014. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, May 15th 2014. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, June 6th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Union Pacific Corporation stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How were Union Pacific Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 21st. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.17. The business earned $4.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.80 billion. Union Pacific Corporation had a net margin of 21.79% and a return on equity of 22.70%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.38 EPS. View Union Pacific Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Union Pacific Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Union Pacific Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Union Pacific Corporation.

Where is Union Pacific Corporation's stock going? Where will Union Pacific Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

18 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Union Pacific Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $96.00 to $131.00. On average, they expect Union Pacific Corporation's stock price to reach $113.88 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Union Pacific Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Union Pacific Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Union Pacific Corporation stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The improvement in the coal scenario is very encouraging as headwinds pertaining to the commodity were largely responsible for Union Pacific underperforming industry to which it belongs, for the last one year. Overall volumes improved in the second quarter of 2017 driven by a 17% rise in coal volumes.  Coal revenues also rose 25%, aiding the overall top line as the company reported better-than-expected earnings per share and revenues in the second quarter. Union Pacific expects the scenario regarding business volumes to improve further in the second half of the year. Additionally, its 2017 capital plan worth $3.1 billion is also encouraging. However, the company's high debt levels remain a major concern. The company’s outlook on its automotive unit is also concerning. Notably, sluggish auto production is likely to hurt results, going forward." (7/24/2017)
  • 2. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "Our 2017 and 2018 EPS estimates have been increased from $5.50 and $6.10 to $5.55 and $6.15, respectively. We are introducing our 2019 EPS estimate at $6.80. Our 12-month target price increases from $98 to $102 or 15.0x our 2019 EPS estimate of $6.80, and our rating remains hold." (1/20/2017)
  • 3. Aegis analysts commented, "We are raising our price target for UNP shares from $115 to $120 per share, and adjusting our EPS estimates for a later timing on corporate tax reform and improving railroad fundamentals. Underlying our price target change are stronger underlying volumes and yields for 2017 for UNP's core business, offset by a change in our tax reform assumption, moving much that benefit to our 2018 EPS outlook, so our 2017 EPS estimate declines from $6.65 to $6.10, as we take back 550 of the 700bp of tax rate relief we had previous modeled in 2017, while our 2018 EPS is raised to $7.60 on 700bp lower tax rates." (1/20/2017)

Who are some of Union Pacific Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Union Pacific Corporation's key executives?

Union Pacific Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Lance M. Fritz, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Union Pacific Corporation and the Railroad
  • Robert M. Knight Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of UPC and the Railroad
  • Eric L. Butler, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary
  • Rhonda S. Ferguson, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
  • Cameron A. Scott, Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer of the Railroad
  • Elizabeth F. Whited, Executive Vice President; Chief Marketing Officer of the Railroad
  • Todd M. Rynaski, Vice President, Controller of UPC; Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Railroad
  • Michael R. McCarthy, Lead Independent Director
  • Bhavesh V. Patel, Director
  • Andrew H. Card Jr., Independent Director

Who owns Union Pacific Corporation stock?

Union Pacific Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.37%), PGGM Investments (0.09%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.09%), Skylands Capital LLC (0.06%), Alta Capital Management LLC (0.05%) and Shell Asset Management Co. (0.04%). Company insiders that own Union Pacific Corporation stock include Andrew H Card Jr, Cameron A Scott, Diane K Duren, Elizabeth F Whited, Eric L Butler, Michael R Mccarthy, Michael W Mcconnell, Richards Judith Hope, Robert M Knight Jr and Steven R Rogel. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Union Pacific Corporation.

Who sold Union Pacific Corporation stock? Who is selling Union Pacific Corporation stock?

Union Pacific Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bridges Investment Counsel Inc., Nationwide Fund Advisors, Sit Investment Associates Inc., State Treasurer State of Michigan, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Private Asset Management Inc. and BB&T Corp. Company insiders that have sold Union Pacific Corporation stock in the last year include Andrew H Card Jr, Cameron A Scott, Diane K Duren, Elizabeth F Whited, Eric L Butler, Michael W Mcconnell and Steven R Rogel. View Insider Buying and Selling for Union Pacific Corporation.

Who bought Union Pacific Corporation stock? Who is buying Union Pacific Corporation stock?

Union Pacific Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., PGGM Investments, Shell Asset Management Co., Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Skylands Capital LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Viking Fund Management LLC and Oakbrook Investments LLC. Company insiders that have bought Union Pacific Corporation stock in the last two years include Andrew H Card Jr and Michael R Mccarthy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Union Pacific Corporation.

How do I buy Union Pacific Corporation stock?

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Union Pacific Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Union Pacific Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $113.19.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE UNP)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  761 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  509 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,270
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 13 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $113.88 (0.61% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Price Target History for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Analysts' Ratings History for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/20/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/17/2017Off Wall StreetInitiated CoverageSellN/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetNeutral$106.00 -> $113.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017AegisDowngradeBuy -> Hold$120.00 -> $122.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$120.00LowView Rating Details
10/2/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$102.00 -> $100.00LowView Rating Details
9/17/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$116.00LowView Rating Details
8/25/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$115.00LowView Rating Details
8/18/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$118.00 -> $120.00LowView Rating Details
8/7/2017Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformLowView Rating Details
7/21/2017Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$132.00 -> $110.00LowView Rating Details
5/26/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$129.00 -> $131.00MediumView Rating Details
4/28/2017Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform -> Market Perform$109.00 -> $117.00LowView Rating Details
3/25/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
3/13/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageMarket Perform -> Market Perform$115.00MediumView Rating Details
1/18/2017Buckingham ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral$102.00N/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$104.00 -> $122.00N/AView Rating Details
10/24/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$100.00N/AView Rating Details
10/23/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperform$110.00N/AView Rating Details
10/11/2016Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/11/2016Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOverweight$114.00N/AView Rating Details
7/25/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$100.00N/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016Howard WeilDowngradeSector PerformN/AView Rating Details
6/20/2016ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$93.00 -> $88.00N/AView Rating Details
6/15/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Initiated CoverageMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
4/22/2016StephensBoost Price TargetOverweight$91.00 -> $100.00N/AView Rating Details
3/22/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuy$88.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingUnderperform$55.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
1/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price Target$104.00 -> $102.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Earnings by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Earnings History by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE UNP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2017$1.52N/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2017Q2 2017$1.39$1.45$5.19 billion$5.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017$1.23$1.32$5.03 billion$5.13 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/19/2017Q416$1.33$1.39$5.09 billion$5.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$1.39$1.36$5.14 billion$5.17 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q216$1.17$1.17$4.80 billion$4.77 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$1.10$1.16$4.99 billion$4.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/21/2016Q415$1.42$1.31$5.45 billion$5.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$1.43$1.50$5.65 billion$5.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$1.35$1.38$5.73 billion$5.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$1.37$1.30$5.71 billion$5.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q414$1.49$1.61$6.09 billion$6.15 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$1.50$1.53$6.08 billion$6.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$1.43$1.43$6.00 billion$6.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q114$2.37$2.38$5.70 billion$5.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q413$2.57$2.55$5.57 billion$5.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q313$2.56$2.48$5.58 billion$5.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q2 2013$2.35$2.37$5.51 billion$5.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q1 2013$1.98$2.03$5.23 billion$5.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2013Q4 2012$2.17$2.19$5.34 billion$5.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$2.17$2.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$1.96$2.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$1.64$1.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/19/2012$1.81$1.99ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$1.81$1.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$1.57$1.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$1.31$1.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2011$1.48$1.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.67
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$1.19$1.23$1.22
Q2 20173$1.35$1.44$1.39
Q3 20173$1.47$1.70$1.57
Q4 20173$1.47$1.52$1.49
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Most Recent Dividend:9/29/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.42
Dividend Yield:2.14%
Dividend Growth:16.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:43.84% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.16% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
38.05% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

Dividend History by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE UNP)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.39%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/7/2017Cameron A ScottEVPSell17,604$107.60$1,894,190.40View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017Elizabeth F WhitedEVPSell1,000$106.89$106,890.00View SEC Filing  
1/25/2017Andrew H Card JrDirectorSell4,000$109.53$438,120.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Eric L ButlerEVPSell23,198$104.94$2,434,398.12View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Michael W McconnellDirectorSell7,400$105.15$778,110.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Steven R RogelDirectorSell7,400$100.51$743,774.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Diane K DurenEVPSell2,840$98.98$281,103.20View SEC Filing  
10/7/2016Cameron A ScottEVPSell6,484$98.44$638,284.96View SEC Filing  
9/7/2016Robert M Knight JrEVPSell5,000$97.00$485,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016Robert M Knight JrEVPSell10,000$95.24$952,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Diane K DurenEVPSell2,500$85.46$213,650.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Richards Judith HopeDirectorSell4,000$81.15$324,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2016Andrew H Card JrDirectorBuy1,000$78.98$78,980.00View SEC Filing  
1/25/2016Steven R. RogelDirectorSell8,400$69.44$583,296.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Michael W. McconnellDirectorSell2,070$77.51$160,445.70View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Michael R MccarthyDirectorBuy50,000$78.06$3,903,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Richards Judith HopeDirectorSell5,345$83.82$448,017.90View SEC Filing  
8/20/2015Thomas F. Mclarty IIIDirectorSell7,400$89.92$665,408.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015Diane K DurenEVPSell15,500$104.39$1,618,045.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Jeffrey P TotusekCAOSell2,536$122.25$310,026.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Gayla L ThalSVPSell7,594$120.00$911,280.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Michael W McconnellDirectorSell12,200$121.80$1,485,960.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Robert M Knight JrCFOSell15,000$122.01$1,830,150.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014Jeffrey P TotusekCAOSell5,888$108.75$640,320.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Steven R RogelDirectorSell12,200$107.53$1,311,866.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Richards Judith HopeDirectorSell6,200$106.44$659,928.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Diane K DurenEVPSell31,348$105.04$3,292,793.92View SEC Filing  
7/16/2014Jeffrey P TotusekCAOSell5,888$101.75$599,104.00View SEC Filing  
4/17/2014Eric ButlerEVPSell10,008$190.00$1,901,520.00View SEC Filing  
4/7/2014Eric ButlerEVPSell20,273$186.80$3,786,996.40View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Jeffrey TotusekCAOSell8,340$187.58$1,564,417.20View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Gayla ThalSVPSell6,400$189.81$1,214,784.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Robert Knight, Jr.CFOSell16,504$187.35$3,092,024.40View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014Diane DurenEVPSell3,055$186.50$569,757.50View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014Erroll Davis, Jr.DirectorSell3,700$178.81$661,597.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Jeffrey TotusekCAOSell1,166$179.25$209,005.50View SEC Filing  
1/23/2014Jeffrey TotusekCAOSell1,028$172.75$177,587.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2013Jeffrey TotusekCAOSell1,224$166.25$203,490.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013Thomas DonohueDirectorSell14,162$163.14$2,310,388.68View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Gayla ThalSVPSell2,720$162.00$440,640.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Erroll B Davis JrDirectorSell4,200$155.36$652,512.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Robert Knight, Jr.CFOSell10,000$160.00$1,600,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Thomas DonohueDirectorSell5,500$154.38$849,090.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Richards Judith HopeDirectorSell5,500$164.15$902,825.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Diane K DurenEVPSell1,515$165.00$249,975.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Jeffrey P TotusekCAOSell1,004$159.75$160,389.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Diane K DurenEVPSell9,974$153.10$1,527,019.40View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Steven R RogelDirectorSell5,500$160.00$880,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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