In active leading trade session, Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) slightly up 0.51% to trade at $105.99. The firm receives analyst recommendation of 2.40 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -0.27%.
Experts’ Critical Views
The UNP held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The UNP ratings chart showed that 13 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 2 analysts opting for Overweight option for same period. For stocks’ current month, 15 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 1 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 114.04 as compared to current price of 105.99.
Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $1.33 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $5.63 as compared to one month ago of $5.64, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $6.36.
To find out the technical position of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), it holds price to book ratio of 4.36 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 16.72, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 20.90. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 1.84. UNP is presenting price to cash flow of 64.51 and free cash flow concluded as 40.29.
EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -7.70%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 12.66%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 4.33 and price to earning ration of 20.90 attracting passive investors.
Earnings Technical Analysis
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has price to earnings growth of 1.84, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock. For trailing twelve months, UNP attains gross profit margin of 81.20% and operating margin stands at 36.50% that is showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as 13.60%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of 7.60%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.
The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 1.36% for a week and 1.47% for a month. The performance of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for the quarter recorded as 3.67% and for year stands at 30.69%, while the YTD performance was 2.81%. The co attains 1.53 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of UNP is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -1.47% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -0.64%.