With YoY Sales Growth of 0.07495, Should Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) Be on Investor’s Wishlist?

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) of the Industrial Transportation sector might have recently popped up on investor’s radars as the 116108635 market cap company based out of United States of America recently closed at 160.620000.  The stock has seen year over year sales growth of 0.07495 giving it a traded value of $631601.

Often times, the stock market will be affected by political, social, or economic events. The result may be end up to be positive or negative. It is wise to remember that market fluctuations can happen at any time for many various reasons. Sometimes it may not be evident of why the market moved until long after the scene has played out. Making investment decisions in a turbulent climate may be extremely tricky. At some point, investors may find themselves on the wrong end of a trade. Staying vigilant in the markets may help investors bounce back after a temporary defeat. Investors who stay the course and stay with an investment plan may be able to better handle the ups and downs of daily market movements. Repeatedly trying to find the tops or bottoms is not an easy task. Even the most seasoned investors may not be able to successfully time the market. 

So how has Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) performed in terms of returns?  The ROIC quality score stands at 7.584886 whilet he actual return on invested capital holds at  0.157377.  Union Pacific Corporation’s book to market ratio is at 0.175896 while the book to market mean difference is -0.14954. This indicator tells you how a company is currently valued in terms of Book to Market compared to its average Book to Market over the past 10 years. It’s important to note that BM is the inverse of the Price to book ratio. Thus a high BM ratio means a company is undervalued.

In glancing at some key ratios we note that the Piotroski F-Score is at 5 (1 to 10 scale) and the ERP5 rank is at 7735. The Q.I. Value of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) currently reads 32.00000 on the Quant scale. The Free Cash Flow score of 0.973182 is also swinging some momentum at investors. The United States of America based firm is currently valued at 631601.

Some other notable ratios include the Accrual Ratio of 0.015211, the Altman Z score of 3.070201, a Montier C-Score of 2.00000 and a Value Composite rank of 53.

Debt

In looking at some Debt ratios, Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) currently has a debt to equity ratio of 1.09636 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of 0.234425. This ratio gives insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated. In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at 2.46148. This ratio reveals how easily a firm is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt. The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio. Union Pacific Corporation’s ND to MV current stands at 0.181365. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.

Investors may be taking a closer look at holdings and trying to decide which way the stock market will lean in the second half of the year. Maybe there are some surprising winners, and the decision needs to be made to either sell for a profit or hold on for further potential gains. Maybe there are some losers that are being held onto with the hope of a rebound. Sometimes investors may get too emotionally attached to certain stocks. Keeping unbiased focus on the market may help provide the portfolio with an added boost. Nobody knows for sure what will transpire over the next few quarters. As earnings reports flow in, investors will be monitoring which companies provide the biggest surprises. 

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) are showing an adjusted slope average of the past 125 and 250 days of 8.94844.  The Adjusted Slope 125/250d indicator is equal to the average annualized exponential regression slope, over the past 125 and 250 trading days, multiplied by the coefficient of determination (R2).  The purpose of this calculation is to provide a longer term average adjusted slope value that levels out large share price movements by using the average. This indicator is useful in helping find stocks that have been on a smooth upward trend over the past 6 months to a year.

Drilling down into some additional key near-term indicators we note that the Capex to PPE ratio stands at 0.066026 for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP).  The Capex to PPE ratio shows you how capital intensive a company is. Stocks with an increasing (year over year) ratio may be moving to be more capital intensive and often underperform the market. Higher Capex also often means lower Free Cash Flow (Operating cash flow – Capex) generation and lower dividends as companies don’t have the cash to pay dividends if they are investing more in the business.

Some dedicated market watchers will preach the old adage, nothing ventured nothing gained. Some may adhere to the slow and steady mindset. The correct play for one investor may not be the same for another. Some may choose to be fully invested while others may keep some cash on the sidelines. Active stock market investors may have to find that perfect balance between being too risky or playing it too safe. If the market keeps charging higher in the second half of the year, investors may have to decide whether to take profits, or let it ride.

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