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Union Pacific (UNP) Competitors

$229.23
-2.03 (-0.88%)
(As of 04/17/2024 ET)

UNP vs. NSC, CNI, CP, CSX, UPS, GE, FDX, ODFL, RYAAY, and DAL

Should you be buying Union Pacific stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Union Pacific include Norfolk Southern (NSC), Canadian National Railway (CNI), Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CP), CSX (CSX), United Parcel Service (UPS), General Electric (GE), FedEx (FDX), Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL), Ryanair (RYAAY), and Delta Air Lines (DAL). These companies are all part of the "transportation" sector.

Union Pacific vs.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) and Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, community ranking, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and media sentiment.

Union Pacific pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Norfolk Southern pays an annual dividend of $5.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Union Pacific pays out 49.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Norfolk Southern pays out 67.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Union Pacific is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Union Pacific received 434 more outperform votes than Norfolk Southern when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 70.20% of users gave Union Pacific an outperform vote while only 57.31% of users gave Norfolk Southern an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Union PacificOutperform Votes
1218
70.20%
Underperform Votes
517
29.80%
Norfolk SouthernOutperform Votes
784
57.31%
Underperform Votes
584
42.69%

80.4% of Union Pacific shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.1% of Norfolk Southern shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Union Pacific shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Norfolk Southern shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Union Pacific presently has a consensus target price of $253.48, indicating a potential upside of 10.58%. Norfolk Southern has a consensus target price of $262.33, indicating a potential upside of 9.61%. Given Union Pacific's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Union Pacific is more favorable than Norfolk Southern.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Union Pacific
0 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
13 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.71
Norfolk Southern
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.61

Union Pacific has higher revenue and earnings than Norfolk Southern. Union Pacific is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Norfolk Southern, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Union Pacific$24.12B5.80$6.38B$10.4621.91
Norfolk Southern$12.16B4.85$1.83B$8.0229.84

Union Pacific has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Norfolk Southern has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Union Pacific has a net margin of 26.45% compared to Norfolk Southern's net margin of 15.03%. Union Pacific's return on equity of 46.87% beat Norfolk Southern's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Union Pacific26.45% 46.87% 9.60%
Norfolk Southern 15.03%21.06%6.65%

In the previous week, Union Pacific had 2 more articles in the media than Norfolk Southern. MarketBeat recorded 25 mentions for Union Pacific and 23 mentions for Norfolk Southern. Union Pacific's average media sentiment score of 0.53 beat Norfolk Southern's score of 0.44 indicating that Union Pacific is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Union Pacific
9 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Norfolk Southern
7 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
11 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Union Pacific beats Norfolk Southern on 19 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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UNP vs. The Competition

MetricUnion PacificRailroads, line IndustryTransportation SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$139.85B$61.00B$9.71B$17.18B
Dividend Yield2.22%1.69%3.93%3.60%
P/E Ratio21.9131.3316.8824.50
Price / Sales5.804.1321.0610.04
Price / Cash16.4014.8916.8016.90
Price / Book9.454.162.024.85
Net Income$6.38B$2.68B$592.83M$965.88M
7 Day Performance-3.22%-1.92%-3.50%-3.85%
1 Month Performance-6.10%-2.17%-2.67%-2.73%
1 Year Performance14.59%19.52%5.88%77.95%

Union Pacific Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NSC
Norfolk Southern
4.1185 of 5 stars
$242.90
-1.1%
$262.33
+8.0%
+14.1%$59.80B$12.16B30.2920,700Upcoming Earnings
CNI
Canadian National Railway
3.8988 of 5 stars
$127.28
-1.2%
$134.33
+5.5%
+3.8%$81.50B$12.47B20.0824,987Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
CP
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
4.0031 of 5 stars
$84.27
-1.5%
$95.29
+13.1%
+6.7%$78.59B$9.30B26.8419,927Upcoming Earnings
CSX
CSX
4.0571 of 5 stars
$34.84
-0.9%
$37.28
+7.0%
+12.2%$68.20B$14.66B18.9323,000Options Volume
News Coverage
UPS
United Parcel Service
4.9697 of 5 stars
$142.91
-1.3%
$165.61
+15.9%
-26.4%$121.85B$90.96B18.35500,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
GE
General Electric
4.833 of 5 stars
$156.76
+2.0%
$160.07
+2.1%
+60.9%$171.38B$67.95B18.73125,000Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
FDX
FedEx
4.734 of 5 stars
$264.86
-0.7%
$301.33
+13.8%
+14.7%$65.18B$90.16B15.27529,000
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line
3.545 of 5 stars
$220.48
+0.2%
$214.19
-2.9%
+23.7%$47.99B$5.87B39.1622,902Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Gap Down
RYAAY
Ryanair
3.6792 of 5 stars
$135.81
-1.7%
$158.50
+16.7%
+44.9%$30.96B$11.23B13.9922,261Gap Up
DAL
Delta Air Lines
4.9157 of 5 stars
$46.55
-0.2%
$58.29
+25.2%
+38.4%$30.04B$58.05B5.98100,000Earnings Report
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
Gap Up

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