Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is a leading railroads business based in the US. Union Pacific Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 29,753 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$103.4857 - $221.28|
|50-day moving average||$207.4909|
|200-day moving average||$195.3337|
|Wall St. target price||$227.69|
|Dividend yield||$3.88 (1.87%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.88|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Union Pacific Corporation shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Union Pacific Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7308. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $10 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Union Pacific Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$19.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||40.11%|
|Gross profit TTM||$11.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||30.49%|
|Market capitalisation||$139.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.5 million Union Pacific Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Union Pacific Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% up from 4.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Union Pacific Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Union Pacific Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Union Pacific Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Union Pacific Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Union Pacific Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.31. In other words for every 100,000 Union Pacific Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2310 shares are currently held short.
However Union Pacific Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Union Pacific Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Union Pacific Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Union Pacific Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Union Pacific Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0081% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Union Pacific Corporation shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Union Pacific Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Union Pacific Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Union Pacific Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 21.75
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Union Pacific Corporation's overall score of 21.75 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 30th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Union Pacific Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 5.09/100
Union Pacific Corporation's environmental score of 5.09 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Union Pacific Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12.5/100
Union Pacific Corporation's social score of 12.5 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Union Pacific Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 3.15/100
Union Pacific Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Union Pacific Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Union Pacific Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Union Pacific Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||21.75|
|Total ESG percentile||29.62|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 38% of net profits
Recently Union Pacific Corporation has paid out, on average, around 38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% 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 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Union Pacific Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.88 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 30 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Union Pacific Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 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.
Over the last 12 months, Union Pacific Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $103.4857 up to $221.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.1003. 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, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products to grain processors, animal feeders, ethanol producers, and other agricultural users; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles. As of December 31, 2019, its rail network included 32,340 route miles linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
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