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Is Union Pacific Corporation(NYSE: UNP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/02/1980. Union Pacific Corporation is in the Railroads industry and Services sector. Average volume for Union Pacific Corporation, is 4739.56, and so far today it has a volume of 5298900. Performance year to date since the 01/02/1980 is 18.46%.

To help you determine whether Union Pacific Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.11 and forward P/E is 15.96. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Union Pacific Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.21. P/S ratio is 3.67 and the P/B ratio is 3.77. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 28.86 and 57.99 respectively.

At the current price Union Pacific Corporation is trading at, 91.39 (0.77% today), Union Pacific Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.41%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 41.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.34, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.99% after growing -4.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.30%, and -14.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 844, and the number of shares float is 840.4. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 81.40%. The float short is 1.46%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.6. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.40%, and also a return on investment of 14.80%.

The ability for Union Pacific Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.72 and total debt/equity is 0.74. In terms of margins, Union Pacific Corporation has a gross margin of 80.40%, with its operating margin at 36.90%, and Union Pacific Corporation has a profit margin of 21.90%.

The 52 week high is -5.87%, with 38.14% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.84% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.47%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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