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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 1/2/1980. Union Pacific Corporation is in the Railroads industry and Services sector. Average volume for Union Pacific Corporation, is 3690.48, and so far today it has a volume of 2895800. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1980 is 22.98%.

To help you determine whether Union Pacific Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.38 and forward P/E is 16.65. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Union Pacific Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.53. P/S ratio is 3.86 and the P/B ratio is 3.87. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 36.37 and 65.75 respectively.

At the current price Union Pacific Corporation is trading at, 94.33 (-0.79% today), Union Pacific Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.33%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 42.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.13, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.62% after growing -4.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -15.30%, and -12.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 832.91, and the number of shares float is 832.27. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 80.90%. The float short is 1.13%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.54. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.00%, 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 80.90%, with its operating margin at 36.70%, and Union Pacific Corporation has a profit margin of 21.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.80%, with 43.41% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.84% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.10%.

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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