Quick Update for UNP Investors

We're taking a closer look at Union Pacific today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved -6.8% compared to -0.8% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in -- you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States.

  • Union Pacific has moved -13.5% over the last year compared to -18.8% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of 5.3%

  • UNP has an average analyst rating of buy and is -17.63% away from its mean target price of $226.37 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month price to earnings (Eps) is $10.73 per share

  • Union Pacific has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward 12 month price to earnings (Eps) is $10.73 per share and its forward P/E ratio is 15.2

  • UNP has a Price to Earnings Growth ratio of 1.43, which shows the company is fairly valued compared to its earnings.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 9.2 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Union Pacific is part of the Industrials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 21.46 and an average P/B of 3.7

  • Union Pacific has on average reported free cash flows of $5,528,500,000.00 over the last four years, during which time they have grown by an an average of 5.2%

  • UNP's gross profit margins have averaged 55.8 % over the last four years, during which time they had a growth rate of 4.4 % and a coefficient of variability of 6.1 %.

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