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Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 80112.67. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Union Pacific Corporation is 96.64 (with a change from open of 1.45%), this in conjunction with a target price of 99.16. Volume today has so far reached 2161967, with an average volume of about 3237. The GAP for this stock, is -0.68%.

The P/E ratio is 18.69, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.87. The current EPS for Union Pacific Corporation, is 5.13, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -4.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 25.04%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Union Pacific Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 12.71% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.28%. Quarter over quarter is -15.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -12.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 14.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.16% and institutional ownership is 80.90%. Shares outstanding is 835.29, while shares float is at a value of 832.27. Float short for Union Pacific Corporation is 1.27% and the short ratio is 3.26.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.72, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.74. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 80.90% and their operating margin is 36.70%. The profit margin is 21.50%.

Union Pacific Corporation has seen returns on assets of 8.00%, and on investment, 14.80%. Return on equity is 21.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.57. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.93, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.93 and Price/cash is 37.09, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 67.04.

The simple moving averages are 2.06% and 13.88% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.23% and the 52 week low is 46.92%.

Union Pacific Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.29%, with a current price of 96.64. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 42.70%. This is in an industry, Railroads, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Union Pacific Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Railroads industry means that Union Pacific Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -2.67%, with performance for the month coming to 3.75%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.87%, and for the half year the performance is 4.93%. Volatility for this week is 1.31% and for the month this is 1.34%.

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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