Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) Shareholder Adams Express Company Has Decreased Its Stake by $6.73 Million as Valuation Declined

March 17, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 67 investors sold UNP shares while 490 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 601.66 million shares or 1.15% less from 608.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 2,800 are owned by Garde Cap. Sit Investment Associate Inc invested in 212,775 shares or 0.61% of the stock. Lodestar Investment Counsel Ltd Liability Il stated it has 154,038 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited holds 0.47% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 30,090 shares. The New York-based Soroban Capital Limited Partnership has invested 4.21% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Montecito Bancshares And Trust accumulated 0.37% or 9,184 shares. Boltwood Cap Management stated it has 0.3% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). 120,961 are held by Associated Banc. Amalgamated Bancshares holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 96,918 shares. Whittier Tru Company Of Nevada Inc invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Laurion Capital Mngmt LP reported 47,631 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt accumulated 684,233 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Cambridge owns 1.03% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 23,014 shares. Ballentine Ptnrs Ltd Com owns 7,765 shares. Eulav Asset Management has 0.2% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 35,800 shares.

Adams Express Company decreased its stake in Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) by 21.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Adams Express Company sold 58,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 219,500 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $25.46M, down from 278,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Adams Express Company who had been investing in Union Pacific Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $107.97B market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $137.16. About 8.32M shares traded or 56.54% up from the average. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500.

Analysts await Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.67 earnings per share, up 26.52 % or $0.35 from last year’s $1.32 per share. UNP’s profit will be $1.31 billion for 20.53 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual earnings per share reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.15 % EPS growth.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) Ratings Coverage

Among 29 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation has $167.0 highest and $78 lowest target. $129.48’s average target is -5.60% below currents $137.16 stock price. Union Pacific Corporation had 106 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 27 report. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global on Monday, October 24. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 30 by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, October 22 report. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight” on Monday, October 5. RBC Capital Markets maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rating on Thursday, July 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $11500 target. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $116.0 target in Friday, August 25 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by BMO Capital Markets.

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