Union Pacific stock: buy or sell

UNP stock price: $223.43 1.25% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 22nd, 2021


Union Pacific stock brief

  • Union Pacific closed on Wednesday at $223.43 (1.25%) prior to presenting financial results on Thursday
  • Union Pacific posted its financial report on Thursday
  • Union Pacific marked a new all-time high on Wednesday, setting the new record at $226.21.
  • Raymond James published a neutral rating for Union Pacific on Wednesday, targeting $255.00
  • Union Pacific marked a new all-time high on Wednesday, setting the new record at $226.21.
  • Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States.

Should I buy Union Pacific stock?

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Is $UNP stock a buy?

Currently, Union Pacific stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $UNP in the next few days, or that it may not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Union Pacific stock?

When you own stock shares with some profit, it's really hard to decide the best moment to sell and get your benefits. Similarly to when we have to buy shares, deciding when is the best time to sell is not a fickle decision, and we must use our own trading strategy. When selling, as well as buying, our setups are very easy to follow but are only valid for selling stocks in your porfolio, not for selling short Union Pacific stock

As a rule of thumb, you should never mantain a trading operation that yields losses greater than those expected upon purchase. The timing to sell your stock always has to be dictated by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Union Pacific stock?

In the current situation of Union Pacific there is not any eligible sell setup, so Union Pacific stock holders with operations in profit can keep their positions

Union Pacific ratings

In the last month, 5 ratings were published for Union Pacific

Union Pacific analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Mar 26th, 2021
Vertical Research Strong buy
Apr 6th, 2021
Morgan Stanley
Apr 13th, 2021
Morgan Stanley
Apr 15th, 2021
Raymond James Neutral
Apr 21st, 2021
Raymond James Neutral

Union Pacific stock analysis

$UNP at new Highs

Union Pacific did it again, and reached new all-time highs (ATH) on Wednesday at $226.21

SMAs overview

UNP stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

Price is at highs and there are not upper resistances.

The current support levels are:

  • S1: $220.26 (-1.42% below)
  • S2: $214.43 (-4.03% below)
  • S3: $209.19 (-6.37% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    The evolution of the Bollinger Bands on the chart shows that they are pretty tight (less than 5%), which clearly indicates that price volatility is low. Reduced volatility is often the antecedent to a sudden movement (up or down), so we must be alert and manage our buy or sell orders correctly

    UNP stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    When the fluctuates for so long below 70 and above 30, without indicating moments of overbought and oversold, the indicator is of little use, and we currently are in one of these situations.

    UNP stock RSI chart

    Union Pacific stock price history

    Union Pacific went public priced at an adjusted price1 of $1.11 on Jan 1980. Since then, UNP stock has risen by 20,028.83%, with an average of 488.51% per year. An investment of thousand dollars at that time would have a value of $201,288.29 nowadays.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    UNP stock price history chart

    Price target for Union Pacific stock

    Nobody can predict how much a stock will be priced in the future. Banks and financial organisations publish their analysis predicting how a stock will performance in the future.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions post their price target based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these predictions follow the publication of new financial information by the company, and usually. Again, these targets are not direct recommendations for small traders and should not be followed blindly.

    Averaging all price targets exposed below, the estimated price for Union Pacific stock is $217.50. Union Pacific closed at $223.43 on Wednesday, so the target price is predicting a decrease by 2.65%.

    Union Pacific stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Mar 26th, 2021
    Vertical Research Not available
    Apr 6th, 2021
    Morgan Stanley $170.00$180.00
    Apr 13th, 2021
    Morgan Stanley $170.00$180.00
    Apr 15th, 2021
    Raymond James $245.00$255.00
    Apr 21st, 2021
    Raymond James $245.00$255.00

    Earnings and financials

    Union Pacific Corporation ($UNP) released earnings of $2.00 per share on Thursday, meeting the Wall St consensus estimate of $2.06 per share. Reported sales were $5.0 billion, in line with analysts' forecasts as well.

    In comparing, the EPS for the same quarter last year was $2.15, so posted EPS is a reduction of -6.98%. Looking at turnover, figures barely moved compared to $52.1B same quarter 12 months ago.

    Union Pacific ($UNP) is presenting quarterly earnings report next July.

    Union Pacific performance

    UNP performance compared
    Union Pacific ($UNP) 7.80% 6.90% 9.20%

    The comments published in this post are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this paper does not have an understanding of the particular situations of the reader, his or her own finances or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Thoughts are posted for learning reasons only

    Union Pacific summary

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Day range$219.69 - $226.21
    Previous close$220.67
    Session gain1.25%
    Average true range$3.27
    50d mov avg$213.88
    100d mov avg$209.35
    200d mov avg$198.96
    Earnings dateJuly 22nd, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Union Pacific stock symbol?

    Union Pacific Corporation is a public company trading in the US stock market with the UNP symbol

    Is Union Pacific stock a buy or sell?

    Union Pacific received 5 ratings in the last 30 days: 1 bullish, 0 bearish and 2 neutral.

    Will UNP go up?

    Union Pacific had different price forecasts issued by market analysts in the last month setting the target price to $217.50. That is a 2.65% than the current price ($223.43).