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Morning Hot Stocks: Union Pacific Corporation, (UNP)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 88.29 B. Since its IPO date on the 01/02/1980, Union Pacific Corporation, UNP performance year to date is 4.99%. Today Union Pacific Corporation, UNP has gained -0.01%, with a current price of 108.83.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 42.90%. Return of assets are at 7.70%, with return on investment at 13.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Union Pacific Corporation, UNP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.73. While Total debt/equity is 0.76. With a profit margin of 21.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 80.80%, and operating margin of 36.40%. Union Pacific Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Union Pacific Corporation, UNP has seen a EPS growth of -7.70%. A performance for the year of 15.63%. The 52-week high is -5.48%, and the 52-week low is 25.01%. The average volume for Union Pacific Corporation, UNP is 27072.

With a target price of 119.39, 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 20.81 and a forward P/E of 16.98. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.68. Union Pacific Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.36 and 4.48 respectively. For P/cash, Union Pacific Corporation has a value of 77.51, while it is 51.93 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 108.83, Union Pacific Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.22%. We see a return on equity of 21.50%.

Looking more long-term Union Pacific Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.39%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.54% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -7.70% for this year and for the last five years a 8.60% 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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