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Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE: UNP] opened at $171.28 and closed at $171.80 a share within trading session on 05/07/2019. That means that the stock dropped by -0.95% compared to the closing price from a day before, when the stock touched $170.16.

Between the start and the closing of the latest trading session, Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE: UNP] had 1.53 million shares being bought and sold. In the last three months, average trading volumes hovered around 3.16M shares. During the last week, volatility in the share price was set at N/A, which placed the metric for the last 30 days at N/A. The price of the stock additionally went down to $128.08 during that period and UNP managed to take a rebound to $180.02 in the last 52 weeks.

Union Pacific Corporation [NYSE:UNP]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders oftentimes pay a lot of attention to what top analysts say regarding a potential investment. Regarding Union Pacific Corporation [UNP], the latest average analyst recommendation we can see is from the quarter closing in December. On average, stock market experts give UNP an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 128.08 to 180.02. This is compared to its latest closing price of $171.80.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] is sitting at 2.25. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.14.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] generated $5.38 billion in sales. That’s 2.09% lower than the average estimate of $5.5 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Thu 18 Jul (In 13 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Union Pacific Corporation [UNP]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] sitting at +37.30 and its Gross Margin at +41.78, this company’s Net Margin is now 26.60%. These measurements indicate that Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 20.13, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 15.50%. Its Return on Equity is 26.35, and its Return on Assets is 10.11. These metrics all suggest that Union Pacific Corporation is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 109.64. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 52.30, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 37.54. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 102.46, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 48.87. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 13.15 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.09. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 6.19, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.18. Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] has a Price to Book Ratio of 4.91, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 12.00 and P/E Ratio of 20.79. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] earns $544,047 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 14.06 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.39. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.74 and its Current Ratio is 0.90. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] has 716.80M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $123.15B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 128.08 to 180.02. At its current price, it has moved down by -5.48% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 32.85% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 51.67. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] a Reliable Buy?

Union Pacific Corporation [UNP] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.