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How to buy Union Pacific Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Union Pacific Corporation stock.

Union Pacific Corporation is a railroads business based in the US. Union Pacific Corporation shares (UNP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Union Pacific Corporation employs 31,120 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $24.9 billion.

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Union Pacific Corporation stock price (NYSE: UNP)

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Union Pacific Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$210.29
52-week range$182.58 - $274.06
50-day moving average $210.23
200-day moving average $215.78
Wall St. target price$221.78
PE ratio 18.4121
Dividend yield $5.08 (2.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $11.09

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Union Pacific Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $210.29 from 2023-02-03

1 week (2023-01-31) 2.99%
1 month (2023-01-03) 1.31%
3 months (2022-11-03) 8.85%
6 months (2022-08-05) -8.02%
1 year (2022-02-07) -12.80%
2 years (2021-02-05) 3.95%
3 years (2020-02-07) 19.08%
5 years (2018-02-07) 81.24%

Is Union Pacific Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Union Pacific Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Union Pacific Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Union Pacific Corporation's P/E ratio

Union Pacific Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Union Pacific Corporation shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Union Pacific Corporation's PEG ratio

Union Pacific Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1046. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Union Pacific Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Union Pacific Corporation's EBITDA

Union Pacific Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $12.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Union Pacific Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Union Pacific Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $24.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.87%
Gross profit TTM $13.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.61%
Return on equity TTM 53.17%
Profit margin 28.13%
Book value $19.85
Market capitalisation $125.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Union Pacific Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 44.72% of net profits

Recently Union Pacific Corporation has paid out, on average, around 44.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Union Pacific Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Union Pacific Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $5.08 per share.

While Union Pacific Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Union Pacific Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Union Pacific Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Union Pacific Corporation's shares ever split?

Union Pacific Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 June 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Union Pacific Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Union Pacific Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Union Pacific Corporation's share price.

Union Pacific Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Union Pacific Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $182.5752 up to $274.0618. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UNP.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Union Pacific Corporation's is 1.1353. This would suggest that Union Pacific Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Union Pacific Corporation overview

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates in the railroad business in the United States. The company offers transportation services for grain and grain products, fertilizers, food and refrigerated products, and coal and renewables to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, and other agricultural users; petroleum, and liquid petroleum gases; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, soda ash, and sand, as well as finished automobiles, automotive parts, and merchandise in intermodal containers. As of December 31, 2021, its rail network included 32,452 route miles connecting Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Union Pacific Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.244% of Union Pacific Corporation shares are held by insiders and 80.542% by institutions.
How many people work for Union Pacific Corporation?
Latest data suggests 31,120 work at Union Pacific Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Union Pacific Corporation?
Union Pacific Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Union Pacific Corporation based?
Union Pacific Corporation's address is: 1400 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE, United States, 68179
What is Union Pacific Corporation's ISIN number?
Union Pacific Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9078181081
What is Union Pacific Corporation's CUSIP number?
Union Pacific Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 907818108

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