Union Pacific logged a 0.4% change during today's afternoon session, and is now trading at a price of $200.17 per share.
Union Pacific shares moved -19.3% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $250.52 and a low of $183.69. During this time, the stock lagged the S&P 500 index by -12.0%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $199.13. Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The large-cap Industrials company has 30,717 full time employees and is based in Omaha, NE. Union Pacific has returned a 2.5% dividend yield over the last 12 months.
Snapshot of the Company's Strong operating Margins:
|Gross Margins Growth||n/a||6.09%||2.55%||-6.64%|
|Operating Margins Growth||n/a||1.78%||6.73%||-6.78%|
|Net Margins Growth||n/a||0.4%||9.28%||-5.98%|
|Earnings Per Share||$8.38||$7.88||$9.95||$11.2|
|Diluted Shares (MM)||706||679||655||610|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$5,156||$5,613||$6,096||$5,742|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||-$3,453||-$2,927||-$2,936||-$3,620|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||2.21||2.41||2.43||2.57|
Union Pacific Is Too Expensive at Current Levels:
Compared to the Industrials sector's average of 20.49, Union Pacific has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 17.9 and, according to its EPS guidance of 12.53, an expected P/E ratio of 16.0. Union Pacific's PEG ratio is 2.12 based on its 8.4% compound average growth rate of historical and projected earnings per share. This suggests that the company's shares are overvalued.
Union Pacific's P/B ratio is 10.1 compared to its sector average of 3.78. The company is likely overvalued in terms of its net asset value. The company's shares are currently trading 209.7% above their fair value as expressed by Benjamin Graham's formula:
√(22.5 * 4-year average EPS * book value per share) = √(22.5 * 9.35 * 19.861) = $64.64
Union Pacific Is the Subject of Mixed Market Indicators:
27 analysts are following Union Pacific and have set target prices ranging from $176.0 to $245.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At the current price of $200.17, UNP is trading -9.15% away from its average analyst target price of $220.33 per share, implying an analyst consensus of some upside potential for the stock.
The company has a very low short interest since 1.0% of the company's shares are tied to short positions. Institutions own 81.1% of Union Pacific's shares, while the insider ownership rate stands at 0.24%. The biggest shareholder is the Vanguard Group, Inc. with a 9% stake in the company worth approximately $10,862,470,559.