Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) Receives Price Target Increase at Citigroup Inc.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Citigroup Inc. from $100.00 to $106.00. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have commented on the company in recent days, and Union Pacific Corp. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $95.57, higher than the opening price of $93.05, a difference of 10.34 percent. Union Pacific Corp. stock has a 52-week high of $98.28.

U.S. stocks finished sharply lower on Tuesday as equities amid a slump in energy shares and continued uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s plans for monetary policy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.41% closed 258.05 points, or 1.4%, lower at 18,066.89, and was down nearly 300 points at its lowest.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -1.48% gave up 32.02 points, or 1.5%, at 2,127.02.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.09% fell 56.63 points, or 1.1%, at 5,155.25.

Usually, after analysts publish an “initiating coverage” report on a stock, they will subsequently issue periodic updates.

Shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) opened at $93.05 yesterday and traded in a range between, $91.98 and $93.63, and last traded at $92.44, which represents a change of $ -1.37 over the previous closing price.

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) currently has a market cap of 76.99B

The stocks average daily volume is 3,763,420 shares out of a total float 831,847,000 and some 3,717,155 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 95 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for short periods will not mean much will not mean much, however, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you’re considering.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE: UNP) now has a 50-day MA is $94.09 and 200-day MA is $87.14, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $67.06 – 98.28 and today’s last price is -5.94 percent off the 52 week high of $98.28.

Earnings growth is an important factor toresearch when buying stocks and investors look for companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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