Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp buys $615.3 Million stake in Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) : Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp scooped up 653,418 additional shares in Union Pacific Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 7,503,143 shares of Union Pacific Corporation which is valued at $615.3 Million.Union Pacific Corporation makes up approximately 0.37% of Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Signaturefd boosted its stake in UNP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 585 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,476 shares of Union Pacific Corporation which is valued at $121,032. Union Pacific Corporation makes up approx 0.02% of Signaturefd’s portfolio.Ardevora Asset Management Llp boosted its stake in UNP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 47,900 additional shares and now holds a total of 215,800 shares of Union Pacific Corporation which is valued at $17.7 Million. Union Pacific Corporation makes up approx 0.86% of Ardevora Asset Management Llp’s portfolio.Bright Rock Capital Management boosted its stake in UNP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,275 additional shares and now holds a total of 82,275 shares of Union Pacific Corporation which is valued at $7.1 Million. Union Pacific Corporation makes up approx 2.39% of Bright Rock Capital Management’s portfolio.

Union Pacific Corporation opened for trading at $81.84 and hit $83.22 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $82.91, with a gain of 1.99% or 1.62 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 34,08,529 shares. Company has a market cap of $69,730 M.

On the company’s financial health, Union Pacific Corporation reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.10. The company had revenue of $4829.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $4887.49 million. The company’s revenue was down -14.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.30 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Union Pacific Corporation. Union Pacific Corporation was Initiated by Credit Agricole to “Sell” on May 19, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 22, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 95 from a previous price target of $90 .Shares were Downgraded by UBS on Apr 18, 2016 to ” Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 88 from a previous price target of $89 .

Union Pacific Corporation operates through its principal operating company Union Pacific Railroad Company. The Company is a Class I railroad operating in the United States which has 31974 route miles and maintains coordinated schedules with other rail carriers to move freight. It links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail providing a supply chain link around the world. Its business mix includes agricultural products automotive chemicals coal industrial products and intermodal. The Company serves United States population centers operates from West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves six Mexico gateways. The Company’s freight traffic consists of bulk manifest and premium business.

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