The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$2.01, or -0.95%, to $209.88. Volume reached 196,986 shares, with price reaching a high of $209.25 and a low of $209. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Union Pacific Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Release Date.


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Union Pacific Corporation is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Industrials sector and is a part of the Railroads industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $209.17 and fluctuated between $212.51 as its day high and $208.84 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Union Pacific Corporation is $134.54B. A total of 2.5 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.49M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, UNP has seen 11 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 109 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 107 BUYs and 59 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 515,726 shares during that period but sold 405,233.

In the most recent transaction, Rocker Kenyatta G sold 4,018 shares of UNP for 250.00 per share on Apr 21. After the transaction, the EVP MARKETING & SALES now owns 41,177 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 06, Whited Elizabeth F sold 2,510 shares at 245.00 per share. UNP shares that EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER owns now total 34,111.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Whited Elizabeth F disposed of 7,500 shares on Nov 26 at a per-share price of $240.21. This resulted in the EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER holding 34,111 shares of UNP after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Hamann Jennifer L sold 500 shares at $243.00 per share on Oct 26. Company shares held by the EVP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER now total 82,085.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Union Pacific Corporation pays an annual dividend of $5.20, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.49%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.48. UNP’s most recent ex-dividend date was 08/30/2022 when it declared a $1.30 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/30/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/30/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 05/27/2022. The dividend was $1.30 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for UNP in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $242.88 with high estimates of $272.00 and low estimates of $207.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, UNP has a high of $278.94 and a low of $195.93.

As of this writing, UNP has an earnings estimate of $3.03 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.14 per share and a lower estimate of $2.87. The company reported an EPS of $2.93 in the last quarter, which was 3.9% higher than expectations of $2.82.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 28 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for UNP is Sell with a score of 3.89. A total of 12 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 3 rated it as Overweight while 13 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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