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Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Stock: A Look at the Analyst Recommendations

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 19.45x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 1.12. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 14 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 10 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price point forecasted by analysts for Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is $250.40, which is $35.85 above the current market price. The public float for UNP is 607.08M, and currently, short sellers hold a 0.75% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of UNP on September 19, 2023 was 2.74M shares.

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UNP) stock’s latest price update

The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) has decreased by -0.08 when compared to last closing price of 213.32. Despite this, the company has experienced a 0.73% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Market Watch reported 2023-09-14 that OMAHA, Neb. — An explosion inside a shipping container at the world’s largest railyard prompted evacuations in western Nebraska Thursday because of the toxic smoke generated when one of the chemicals aboard caught fire.

UNP’s Market Performance

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has seen a 0.73% rise in stock performance for the week, with a -5.00% decline in the past month and a 4.14% surge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.97%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.52% for UNP. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -2.48% for UNP’s stock, with a 2.98% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of UNP

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for UNP stocks, with Atlantic Equities repeating the rating for UNP by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for UNP in the upcoming period, according to Atlantic Equities is $244 based on the research report published on July 27, 2023 of the current year 2023.

UNP Trading at -3.34% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought UNP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.36% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.52%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.97%, as shares sank -5.38% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.09% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, UNP rose by +0.73%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +0.18% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $217.97. In addition, Union Pacific Corporation saw 2.94% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at UNP starting from Rocker Kenyatta G, who sale 8,700 shares at the price of $222.43 back on Aug 23. After this action, Rocker Kenyatta G now owns 42,061 shares of Union Pacific Corporation, valued at $1,935,098 using the latest closing price.

Hamann Jennifer L, the EVP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER of Union Pacific Corporation, sale 1,000 shares at $222.83 during a trade that took place back on Aug 23, which means that Hamann Jennifer L is holding 99,378 shares at $222,830 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for UNP

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +39.68 for the present operating margin
  • +44.86 for the gross margin

The net margin for Union Pacific Corporation stands at +28.13. The total capital return value is set at 21.28, while invested capital returns managed to touch 15.86. Equity return is now at value 54.30, with 10.20 for asset returns.

Based on Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), the company’s capital structure generated 287.40 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 74.19. Total debt to assets is 52.70, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 270.89. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 69.92.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.62, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.21. The receivables turnover for the company is 13.77 and the total asset turnover is 0.38. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.72.


To put it simply, Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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