JP Morgan raised the price target for the Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) stock from “a Neutral” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on October 08, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on October 04, 2021 by Barclays that upgraded the stock from an Equal weight to an Overweight with a price target of $260 for UNP stock. The research report from The Benchmark Company has reiterated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $250. The stock was initiated by Atlantic Equities, who disclosed in a research note on July 12, 2021, to Overweight and set the price objective to $263. In their research brief published July 06, 2021, Loop Capital analysts upgraded the Union Pacific Corporation stock from Hold to Buy with a price target of $269.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) raised 0.25% to close Thursday’s market session at $247.62, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $246.69 and $248.77 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2573977 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 2.49 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -2.32% within the last five trades and 1.23% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 13.37% in the last 6 months and 11.87% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. UNP stock is trading at a margin of -0.23%, 1.30% and 9.49% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, UNP deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -3.31 percent below its 52-week high and 28.21 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 17.28. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Union Pacific Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 42.00 percent and the profit margin is 29.20 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 82.50 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $158.38 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) is 26.49. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 21.78. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 7.47 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 11.54, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.10 percent of Union Pacific Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 79.90 percent are held by financial institutions. Whited Elizabeth F, the EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER at Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has sold 2,510 shares of firm on Dec 06 at a price of $245.00 against the total amount of $0.61 million. In another inside trade, Whited Elizabeth F, EVP & CHIEF HR OFFICER of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) sold 7,500 shares of the firm on Nov 26 for a total worth of $1.8 million at a price of $240.21. An inside trade which took place on Oct 26, EVP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER of Union Pacific Corporation Hamann Jennifer L sold 500 shares of firm against total price of $0.12 million at the cost of $243.00 per share.