Taking a Fresh Look at Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Railroads. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $134.10, down from yesterday’s close by -0.75%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) currently trades with a market capitalization of $106.36 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 4.52 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $4.18 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.53 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.37% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Union Pacific Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $136.32. It is now trading 2.22% off that level. The stock is trading $122.55 its 50-day moving average by -11.55%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $101.06.

In recent action, Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) has made a move of +6.01% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.72% with $773.22 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of UNP.

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