Community Trust & Investment Co Boosted By $5.38 Million Its Us Silica Holdings (SLCA) Stake; Shorts at Union Pacific (UNP) Lowered By 11.61%

March 19, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) had a decrease of 11.61% in short interest. UNP’s SI was 12.11 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 11.61% from 13.71 million shares previously. With 5.73M avg volume, 2 days are for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)’s short sellers to cover UNP’s short positions. The SI to Union Pacific Corporation’s float is 1.54%. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $136.49. About 1.93 million shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500.

Community Trust & Investment Co increased Us Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) stake by 134.03% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Community Trust & Investment Co acquired 173,692 shares as Us Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA)’s stock declined 29.01%. The Community Trust & Investment Co holds 303,283 shares with $9.42 million value, up from 129,591 last quarter. Us Silica Holdings Inc now has $2.08B valuation. The stock decreased 1.64% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $25.82. About 989,939 shares traded. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) has risen 57.03% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.33% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 106 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, September 8 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, July 20. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned “Buy” rating by TD Securities on Friday, October 27. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. On Friday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by UBS on Friday, January 5 to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 19 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, January 25. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, June 1. Bank of America maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rating on Friday, September 11. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $102 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 67 investors sold Union Pacific Corporation shares while 490 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 601.66 million shares or 1.15% less from 608.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Todd Asset Management Lc invested in 0.58% or 180,239 shares. Westpac Bk holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 89,598 shares. Findlay Park Prtn Limited Liability Partnership holds 1.26M shares. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Lc reported 74,613 shares. Essex Fincl Services reported 15,604 shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. Ruane Cunniff And Goldfarb Inc owns 27,335 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Mycio Wealth Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp reported 3,464 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 1.38M shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. Focused Wealth Mgmt holds 300 shares. Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii reported 40,570 shares. American Registered Investment Advisor Inc has invested 0.51% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Dearborn Prtnrs Ltd Co holds 1.35% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 158,089 shares. 737,024 were accumulated by Pictet Asset. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec, Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 506,337 shares. United Capital Fincl Advisers Lc holds 0.33% or 333,310 shares in its portfolio.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. The company has market cap of $107.44 billion. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. It has a 10.22 P/E ratio. The firm also provides transportation services for coal, petroleum coke, and biomass; industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export container traffic.

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