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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Union Pacific Corporation, UNP

Union Pacific Corporation, UNP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Railroads in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Union Pacific Corporation, UNP  has a market cap of 79001.51. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1980, Union Pacific Corporation, UNP performance year to date is 23.66%. Today Union Pacific Corporation, UNP has gained 0.71%, with a current price of 94.85.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 42.70%. Return of assets are at 8.00%, with return on investment at 14.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Union Pacific Corporation, UNP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.72. While Total debt/equity is 0.74. With a profit margin of 21.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 80.90%, and operating margin of 36.70%. Union Pacific Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Union Pacific Corporation, UNP has seen a EPS growth of -4.50%. A performance for the year of 14.55%. The 52-week high is -2.27%, and the 52-week low is 44.20%. The average volume for Union Pacific Corporation, UNP is 3161100.

With a target price of 98.13, can Union Pacific Corporation, UNP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Union Pacific Corporation, UNP. Union Pacific Corporation has a P/E of 18.49 and a forward P/E of 16.74. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.54. Union Pacific Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.88 and 3.89 respectively. For P/cash, Union Pacific Corporation has a value of 36.57, while it is 66.11 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 94.85, Union Pacific Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.32%. We see a return on equity of 21.30%.

Looking more long-term Union Pacific Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.27%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.62% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -4.50% for this year and for the last five years a 14.70% growth has been seen.

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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